Search of hotel room results in numerous weapons charges against two men

Halifax Regional Police has charged two men in relation to a firearms investigation and search yesterday in Halifax.

At approximately 10:10 p.m. members of the Quick Response Unit located two men, who were wanted in relation to outstanding warrants and ongoing investigations, at a hotel on Kearney Lake Road in Halifax. A search of the room they were staying in was conducted and officers seized a loaded firearm and ammunition.

Jeremy William Coleman, 31 and Steven Andrew Coleman, 35, are scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court today to face charges of:

  • Possession of a firearm or prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm   
  • Possession of a firearm without a license or certificate    
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm     
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace   
  • Storing a firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations     
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm         
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a court order (x4)

Steven Andrew Coleman is also facing one count of failing to comply with a probation order.

Anyone with information about illegal firearms should contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at or via the P3 Tips App.

Source: HRP

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