Members of the Victoria Police Department seized a loaded shotgun during a traffic stop on Gorge Road East. (VicPD handout)

Victoria traffic stop leads officers to weapons, drugs

Man arrested for violating curfew conditions

A traffic stop in Victoria led to the seizure of a loaded shotgun, bear spray, knives and drugs Thursday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 10, members of the Victoria Police Department stopped a vehicle in the 100-block of Gorge Road East after observing a traffic violation.

During the stop, officers discovered one of the three occupants in the vehicle was in breach of a curfew condition stemming from previous offences including possession of a prohibited firearm.

ALSO READ: Texas truck vandalized in Victoria causing thousands in damages

The man was arrested and officers search the vehicle, seizing a loaded 12-gauge shotgun that was being transported in a badminton racquet case. Ammunition, bear spray, knives and drugs were also seized.

The department is recommending charges including two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, six counts of failure to comply with a release order, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm, once count of careless use of a firearm and three counts of possession of a schedule one substance.


 

Do you have a story tip? Email: vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

VicPD

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Thieves harvest from 11 unlocked cars in Oak bay

Looting unlocked cars called ‘farming,’ says deputy chief

Friday night tickets affect Saturday behaviour at the University of Victoria

Saanich police see direct response after issuing several $230 fines

Sidney part of a region that suffers ‘chronic shortage’ of daycare spaces

Consultants find that Sidney needs 233 new spaces to meet the current demand for daycare

HMCS Victoria popping up as training sessions underway

MARPAC says plume of smoke normal for recharging submarine

West Shore RCMP seeks video footage after homeowner interrupts Colwood break and enter

Police were called to 600-block of Stornoway Drive late Sunday

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Group wants Parliament, courts to hold social media to same standard as publishers

Daniel Bernhard made the comments shortly after Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released a research paper

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

COVID-19 liquor, music rules extended with fines

‘Nightclubs must cease operating as nightclubs’

Carole James heads ‘caretaker’ B.C. government

James is among 15 MLAs retiring at the end of their current term

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

Most Read