**** HRP Media Release
Police have charged a man with weapon offences after a driving incident in Dartmouth on December 27.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. police responded to a weapons call that stemmed from an earlier driving incident involving two vehicles that had been travelling from Victoria Road to Woodland Avenue in Dartmouth. Following the incident, the two vehicles continued travelling outbound toward Highway 118. Both vehicles came to a stop on the roadway just before the Dartmouth Crossing exit after the male driver of one of the vehicles pointed what was believed to be a handgun at the two male occupants of the second vehicle. The passenger exited the second vehicle and exchanged words with the driver who had pointed the firearm. The driver who pointed the firearm then left the area, continuing outbound on Highway 118
Officers from the RCMP Sackville Detachment, along with a Halifax Regional Police K9 team, located the driver and vehicle at a gas station in the 3100 block of Hemlock Road in Fall River. Officers searched the vehicle and surrounding area and seized a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and a replica handgun. The driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident.
Cale Dominic Wournell, 24, of Dartmouth appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court yesterday to face charges of:
- Careless use of a firearm
- Pointing a firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of firearm in a vehicle
- Possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm
- Uttering threats to cause death