Two males arrested for numerous firearm offences

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On March 2, 2023, at approximately 10:00 pm, police were patrolling in the 500 block of Louise Avenue when they observed two males run across the street and discard items underneath a parked car.  The officer recognized one of the males and was aware that he was on a Release Order with a curfew.  As a result, the officer arrested the 18-year-old male for Failing to comply with a Release Order.  During a search of the male, incidental to his arrest, police located a shotgun shell in his front pocket.  The male then attempted to run from police; however, he was already in handcuffs and not very stealthy.

When police checked under the parked car they located a sawed off shotgun.  Both males were then arrested for numerous firearm offences.  The two males were lodged at the Brandon Police Service and they are scheduled to appear in court today.

The 18-year-old male from Brandon is charged with the following offences:

  • Careless transportation of a firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing it is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammo
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order
  • Possession of Firearm knowing the Serial # has been tampered
  • Resist Arrest
  • Fail to comply with a Release Order x 4

The 15-year-old male from Brandon is charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Careless transportation of a firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing it is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing the Serial # has been tampered