Several individuals facing a variety of weapons charges following residential search

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On July 1, 2023, shortly before 7:00 am, police attended to a residence in the 600 block of 10th street to check for an individual who was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant. While at the residence, police learned of unwanted/unauthorized individuals inside, and received a request to assist in removing them.

While inside the home, police observed ammunition in plain view, which prompted them to obtain a warrant to further search the home.

Members of BPS Major Crimes Section and Organized Crime Section assisted with the search warrant.  Located and seized were:

Canadian currency

Approximately 7 grams of suspected Cocaine

Approximately 8 1/2 g of suspected fentanyl

A dismantled New England 30-06 rifle

30-06 rifle ammunition

Compound Bow and Arrows

Bolt-action rifle

Bolt-action rifle with the stock cut down

Mortar Shell with firing tube, and a shell loaded into the tube

Marksman repeater .177 Cal BB gun

Various firearm parts

Ruger .22 caliber rifle with barrel and stock cut down and a .22 caliber round loose in the chamber

Armament airsoft Pistol

A toolbox with equipment to strip and clean firearms

A stolen Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun

An SKS style airsoft rifle

On July 1, 2023, a 20-year-old female, a 22-year-old female, and a 40-year-old male suspect were arrested from the home and lodged at Brandon Police Service.  They appeared in court and faced a variety of weapons charges including Possession of Explosives for Unlawful Purpose, Trafficking Cocaine and Fentanyl and Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

On July 5, 2023, shortly before 2:00 am, police conducted a vehicle stop in the 2500 block of Victoria Ave.  One of the passengers of the vehicle was known to police to be wanted in connection to the above noted search warrant.  The 34-year-old male was arrested and the vehicle subsequently searched.  Police then located a loaded .22 caliber sawed off S/A rifle, and a machete.  The male was lodged at Brandon Police Service and will appear in court today on numerous weapons charges including Possess Weapon Dangerous, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle, Careless Storage of Firearm, Possess Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, and several charges for breaching court ordered conditions.