Two long-barreled firearms have been recovered as the result of a search conducted at a Regina residence on Saturday night. A 15 year-old male youth has been charged.
As the result of investigation, police members prepared a search warrant and obtained authorization to carry out a search on a residence in the 300 block North of Toronto Street. At approximately 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2016, police searched the residence and found a shotgun, a rifle and ammunition for both these weapons. The weapons were not in a locked space, nor did they have trigger locks. The shotgun was determined to have been stolen in a recent Break and Enter in rural Saskatchewan. A 15 year-old male was arrested, without incident, in this investigation. The youth faces numerous firearms charges and breaches.
The youth cannot be identified in keeping with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He is charged with:
– Two charges of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm [91(1) CC];
– Four charges of Careless Use/Unsafe Storage [86(1) CC];
– Two charges of Possession of a Firearm knowing it is Unauthorized [92(1) CC];
– Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000 [355(b) CC]; and
– Five charges of Breach of Undertaking [145(3) CC].
The youth made his first court appearance on these charges in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.