RCMP seize loaded handgun

Police recommend a number of charges after arresting Cranbrook male with loaded 38. cal handgun.

  • Jul. 20, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Kimberley RCMP seized a firearm from an intoxicated individual this past weekend.

Kimberley RCMP seized a firearm from an intoxicated individual this past weekend.

Kimberley RCMP seized a loaded 38 cal. handgun on July 18, after responding to a report of an intoxicated male on Jim Ogilvie Way shortly after midnight.

Police attended and arrested the male drunk in public and lodged him in cells as he was unable to care for himself.  While searching a back pack for ID and liquor police located the loaded handgun.

The male from Cranbrook was released on a Promise to Appear for court in Sept and police are recommending a number of firearms charges.

The gun is somewhat old, but police believe that its capable of firing.   What the persons intent or reason for having the firearm is not known.