Friday, February 13, 2009

Patrick Olfert Charged With Firearms Offense

Patrick Henry Olfert age 46 a resident of the Nanaimo area is in custody after an extensive police search stemming from a shooting incident on Rugg Rd Sunday February 8.

Olfert appeared before a Nanaimo Provincial court judge on Wednesday afternoon on numerous firearm related charges.

The incident began at approximately 2:30 pm on Sunday February 8 when a male called 911 from a property located in the 1500 block of Rugg Rd stating he had been fired upon by a male who had driven onto his property. After discharging the firearm, believed to be a shotgun, the suspect fled in the vehicle he had arrived in.

EHS attended along with Nanaimo RCMP members and examined the male who appeared to have been struck with some shrapnel related to the discharge of the firearm. His injuries were non life threatening and he was cleared by attending paramedics. Olfert then allegedly drove to several other residences and uttered threats to two separate males.

Police quickly responded to the residence and to the suspects known address. The suspect vehicle was located at the suspects home along with a pistol grip shotgun found in his vehicle. A high powered rifle and ammunition were also seized from the suspects home.
By Monday a Canada wide warrant was issued for Olfert. An extensive search was under taken and by Tuesday evening he was located and taken into custody without incident.

The charges against Olfert range from Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public Peace, Discharging a Firearm with Intent to Disfigure, Possession of a prohibited weapon and Uttering threats.


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