Halifax District RCMP has laid firearm and theft charges after locating a loaded firearm in a vehicle during a traffic stop.
At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a complaint involving a firearm in a vehicle. They conducted a traffic stop on Silistria Dr. in Cole Harbour when they located a loaded firearm in the vehicle. The firearm was later determined to have been stolen.
The lone vehicle occupant, a 19-year-old man from North Preston, is facing weapon-related charges, including:
· Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
· Unauthorized possession of firearm in motor vehicle
· Possession of stolen property
He was held in custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court later today.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Source: Media Release