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Police arrested 26 year old Seamus Kirby after a search warrant on his motel room turned up a stolen handgun last Friday, March 2, 2018.
March 06, 2018 - 2:59 PM

PENTICTON  - A man well known to Penticton RCMP faces a new court date following his arrest in which a stolen handgun was seized.

The detachment’s Targeted Enforcement Unit arrested 26-year-old Seamus Kirby on Friday, March 2, following a raid on a local motel room in which Kirby was served a search warrant.

Police found a nine millimetre handgun along with ammunition and other items, police spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a press release issued today, March 6.

The gun had been reported stolen in a residential break and enter in February.

“This intelligence-based investigation lead to another firearm being removed from the streets and away from criminals,” said Const. Ryan Shedden of the Targeted Enforcement Unit.

Kirby, who recently served an 18-month sentence for firearms offences, is set to appear in court on March 7.

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