Mounties will maintain an increased presence near a home on Salt Spring Island after executing a search warrant at a property in a firearms investigation.
Members from Salt Spring RCMP and other sections of the BC RCMP used specialized vehicles as well as a police helicopter in the warrant execution Tuesday night, which was conducted without incident, officials said in a news release.
They added that locals on the island likely would have noticed the large police presence, centered on a home on Stewart Road.
One person was arrested who has since been released and no charges have yet been recommended to the BC Prosecution Service, according to RCMP. Police say there was no threat to the public during the warrant execution.
“The Salt Spring RCMP want to thank the public for their patience during this investigation, and our partners from various sections of the RCMP who assisted,” said BC RCMP spokesman Sgt. Chris Manseau.
Police will maintain an increased presence in the next few days as the investigation continues.
No names or further details will be released in the investigation, said Manseau.
An increased RCMP presence is expected for the next few days as officers continue the investigation. Charges have not yet been recommended to the BC Prosecution service, and no names or further details will be released.