On March 9th, 2021 the Saugeen Shores Police commenced an investigation into firearms related offences in Port Elgin.
Officers received information that a male was in possession of a shotgun, that was in violation of a weapons prohibition. Soon after receiving this information an officer located the male and placed him under arrest. A search of the male revealed 10 twelve gauge shotgun rounds and a bolt action for a large calibre rifle. The officer located, nearby, a 12 gauge pistol grip shot gun.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the male’s residence. During the search of the residence officers located two more rifles and several hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
A 65 year old Port Elgin man has been charged with:
- Breach Court Order 127 CC
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 91(1) CC
- Careless Storage of a Firearm 86(1) CC
- Possess Firearm - No Licence 92(1) CC
- Breach of Release - Other 145(4)(a) CC
He was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.
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