On Friday, July 1, 2022, police were dispatched to 3rd Avenue and Elizabeth Crescent for the report of a firearms offence. Upon arrival, police found a 20 year-old male with a firearm, whose arrest and charge were the subject of a previous media release.
Investigation into the firearm origins led to a 39 year-old male, who was arrested for failing to report his firearm lost and/or stolen. It became evident that the male had made other firearms purchases and was not following the laws required of a licensed firearms owner. As a result, a Public Safety Warrant and Search Warrant were authorized by a Justice of the Peace, and at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022, members of the Regina Police Service Crime Reduction team searched a residence on the 2200 block of McIntyre Street.
As a result of the search, the following items were seized:
- 14 long guns;
- 3 hand guns;
- 1000’s of rounds of ammunition;
- Explosive materials including Tannerite and smoke grenades; and
- Over-capacity magazines for handguns and long guns.
As a result of this investigation, the 39 year-old male was arrested and charged. The Regina Police Service Explosives Disposal Unit was called out to deal with the explosive materials.
Thirty-nine year-old Ryan Harold PAUS, of Regina, is charged with:
- 3 X Careless Storage of Firearm [CC 86(2)];
- 3 X Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Weapon [CC 91(2)];
- Weapons Trafficking [CC 99];
- Possession of a Restricted Firearm With Ammunition [CC 95(1)(A)];
- 2 X Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm [CC 91(1)];
- Lost/Stolen Firearm Not Reported [CC 105(1)(A)].
PAUS is scheduled to make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court today, August 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
*The Crime Reduction Team is an integrated unit made up of members of both the Regina Police Service and the RCMP which receives funding for resources and operations from the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing.