On Friday, July 29, 2022, the Regina Police Service notified the public of a police operation in the 400 block of Froom Crescent, including the information, at 2:55 p.m. that the enforcement operation was concluded. Now a 34 year-old Regina male is facing numerous charges as a result of that investigation.
On Friday, July 29, 2022, the Regina Police Service executed a search warrant on a residence in the 400 block of Froom Crescent. Police were acting in the belief that there were firearms in the residence, so members of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) were authorized to assist in the enforcement operation. Initially, the people inside the residence refused to come out, but eventually complied with police demands to exit the residence. A 34 year-old male was among them. This individual was wanted on a warrant out of British Columbia on charges of aggravated assault. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. A search of the residence yielded a loaded, sawed-off .22 calibre rifle, as well as a bag with various types of ammunition.
Thirty-four year-old Eric Philip STEVENS, of Regina, is charged with:
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, s. 92(1) CC;
- Possession of a Prohibited, Restricted Firearm with Ammunition, s/ 95(1)(a);
- Store Firearm Contrary to Regulations, s. 86(2) CC;
- 4 X Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Order, s. 117.01(1);
- Breach of Probation, s. 733.1(1) CC;
- Fail to Comply with Conditions of Release Order, s. 145(5)(a) CC.
STEVENS made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.