Saanich traffic stop leads to seizure of rifle, ammunition: Police

Saanich traffic stop leads to seizure of rifle, ammunition: Police
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Saanich Police officers pulled over a driver after seeing driving behaviour that made them question the drivers sobriety, but ended up with seizing a rifle and ammunition from the passenger.

On March 2, the officers pulled over a vehicle because they witnessed driving behaviour that led to them wanting to check on the sobriety of the driver.

During the traffic stop, police say the passenger was acting suspiciously, and there was a shell casing on the dashboard. The passenger, Joshua Logan, 30, was arrested.

Police say the driver was not charged with impaired driving.

When searching the vehicle, officers found a backpack that contained a GSG-15 .22 LR Rifle with loaded magazine, an additional loaded magazine, over 200 rounds of ammunition and two pairs of brass knuckles.

Brass knuckles are banned in Canada under the Criminal Code.

Logan has been charged with two counts each of possessing a prohibited weapon and possess prohibited, restricted, or non-restricted firearm with a license and one count each of transporting a firearm in a manner contrary to regulation; carry or possess a weapon; occupy a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited, restricted, or non-restricted firearm; and possess a loaded prohibited, restricted firearm without being the holder of an authorization or license.

“There is no practical need for these weapons to be in our community and we are glad to have removed them from the public space,” Insp. Damian Kowalewich, spokesperson for the Saanich Police said.


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