A 40 year-old Regina male is facing several firearms related charges following an incident in the 2000 block of Broder Street on Saturday night, the 17th of August.
On August 17, 2013, at approximately 8:20 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Broder Street after a report of two males with a rifle. It was reported that a shot was fired and the rifle was pointed at people in the backyard of a house on Broder Street. Police arrived and found two males, matching the suspects’ descriptions, in the area. A .22 calibre rifle was found in a truck nearby. Police took the males into custody without incident. Preliminary investigation indicated there had been a confrontation between one of the suspects and one of the victims earlier in the evening. It is alleged the suspect, accompanied by another male, returned with a rifle and pointed the firearm at four individuals. Moments later the suspect fired a round into the air. Both male suspects were intoxicated. One of the suspects was held until he was sober enough to be released. The other male has been charged with numerous offences.
Forty year-old Alvin James NORTON, DOB: 1973-03-21, of Regina is charged with Obstruct Peace Officer [129(a) CC]; Assault [266 CC]; Four charges of Point Firearm [87 CC]; Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Order [117.01(1) CC]; Discharge of a Firearm While Being Reckless About Endangering the Life or Safety of Others [244.2(1)(a) CC]; Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Order [117.01(1) CC]; Careless Use of a Firearm [86(1) CC]; and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose [88 CC]. NORTON will make his first court appearance on these eleven charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013.