On January 18th, 2019 officers with the Emergency Services Unit, Patrol Services Division and Break and Enter Unit of The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested a 43 year old male from Sault Ste. Marie for firearms offences.
Just before 1:00 p.m. officers responded to a call for service regarding a male carrying a firearm in the area of Macdonald Avenue and Pim Street. Officers located the accused walking in the area. He was found to be in possession of a concealed loaded 40 caliber handgun and 3 additional magazines full of ammunition. The accused was also found to be in possession of 2 different knives and 2 canisters of pepper spray.
He was taken into custody without incident and has been charged with various offences including;
One count of possession of a restricted firearm,
Two counts of careless use of a firearm or ammunition,
Three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon,
6 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose,
6 counts of carrying a concealed weapon or ammunition,
Two counts of failing to deliver a firearm or ammunition to a peace officer; and,
One count of possession of a restricted firearm contrary to licence conditions
He was held for W.A.S.H. court.