July 15, 2013 - 10:27 AM
KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP took in more than 55 guns during its firearms amnesty but got a few surprising items turned in as well.
Police said they got 41 long guns, 14 handguns and two air guns, but also got a sword, a crossbow, a bow, two sawed off shotguns and two cans of bear spray. They took in another 33 weapons from West Kelowna, RCMP Const. Steve Holmes said.
"I know there's still more of them out there," he says. "People can call us any time. If anyone has a concern and they want it destroyed or disposed of, give us a call and we will come and pick it up."
The amnesty gave people who possessed documented or undocumented weapons that have not been used in a criminal offence the opportunity to turn in guns and ammunition to their local police force without being charged.
And to drive home the point, police used a search warrant to seize illegal weapons. They entered a home in the 1300 block of Glenmore Drive and seized 12 rifles and shotguns, some of them confirmed stolen, along with two airguns and other weapons.
A 23-year-old woman who is known to police was arrested. A 41-year-old man was also arrested and later released. Police will recommend charges of possession of stolen property and firearms related offences.
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