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East Algoma OPP R.I.D.E. check results in weapons charges

Two wanted men from the North Shore area are facing numerous weapons charges following a R.I.D.E. check on Wednesday afternoon.

East Algoma OPP Constable Bev Gauthier says the check was set up in the Municipality of Huron Shores when officers observed a red pick-up make a U-turn to evade police.

She says police pulled the truck over and observed two different plates on the vehicle, searched the vehicle and found several loaded weapons.

Gauthier says a 32-year-old man from Bruce Mines and a 26-year-old male passenger from Huron Shores have been arrested and face several firearm charges including concealment of and possession of dangerous weapons, careless use of firearms, and more.

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Both men were denied bail yesterday and remain in custody while the truck has been impounded.

The details are as follows: A search of the pick-up truck was conducted, and officers located a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a loaded 303 British rifle and a loaded sawed-off .22 semi-automatic Savage rifle.

As a result, the driver from Bruce Mines was charged with:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 86(1)

of the Criminal Code (CC) (three counts)

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC (three counts)
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon, contrary to section 90 of the CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC (three counts)
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the CC (two

counts)

  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 92(2) of the CC
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm, contrary to section 94 of the CC (three

counts)

  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, contrary to section 95(1) of the CC
  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of Highway Traffic Act (HTA) (two

counts)

  • Use Plates Not Authorized for Vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the HTA (two counts)
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 7(5)(a) of the HTA
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle without Insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory

Automobile Insurance Act

  • Unlawfully Have Loaded Firearm in Conveyance, contrary to section 17(1)(a) of the Fish and

Wildlife Conservation Act (three counts)

The passenger from the Municipality of Huron Shores was charged with:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 86(1)

of the Criminal Code (CC) (three counts)

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC (three counts)
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon, contrary to section 90 of the CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the CC (three counts)
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the CC (two

counts)

  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to section 92(2) of the CC

 

  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm, contrary to section 94 of the CC (three

counts)

  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, contrary to section 95(1) of the CC
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