Monday, December 14, 2015

Suspected Firearms Trigger ERT Deployment


ERT utilized to search residence for firearms

The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT) was deployed this morning to search a home suspected of having stolen firearms. No issues were encountered upon entry and one male was taken into custody without incident.

Entry was made at approximately 9 am on Monday December 14th to the home located in the 700 block of Quilcheana Crescent. A 34 year old male was arrested in the home and taken into police custody.

Nanaimo RCMP Street Crimes Unit then carried out a search of the home and located two shotguns, one loaded, and several ounces of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. The male in question was arrested for numerous firearm related offences and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. He will be held in custody to make an appearance in Nanaimo Provincial court later today or tomorrow. 


"When an investigation determines there may be firearms in a residence or there is potential for violence, ERT is often utilized for the entry to minimize the risk to the general public" said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

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