Po­lice find weapons over long week­end

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - NEWS - DAILY HER­ALD STAFF

Po­lice of­fi­cers spent their hol­i­day week­end nab­bing bike-rid­ing sus­pects armed with dan­ger­ous weapons.

The first in­ci­dent took place on Satur­day, when of­fi­cers ar­rested a man re­ported to be rid­ing a stolen bi­cy­cle.

A wit­ness called of­fi­cers over to the 100 block of 11 Street East, where they ar­rived shortly af­ter mid­night. They spot­ted the man on the stolen bike, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice press re­lease, and saw him en­ter a res­i­dence.

The of­fi­cers knocked on the door. The man fled on foot through a dif­fer­ent door. But the of­fi­cers pur­sued him, caught him and placed him un­der ar­rest. In­side his back­pack, they found a sawed off .22 cal­i­bre ri­fle, a bb gun and am­mu­ni­tion.

On Mon­day night, po­lice spot­ted an­other man rid­ing a bike while pa­trolling around the 700 block of 13 Street West. This sus­pect was wanted on out­stand­ing war­rants. Po­lice made an ar­rest and found a ma­chete con­cealed in the man’s jacket.

This man, aged 19, was also car­ry­ing a back­pack. A search in­side re­vealed three hunt­ing ri­fle scopes, a ri­fle mag­a­zine, and ri­fle am­mu­ni­tion.

Both men were due in Prince Al­bert’s pro­vin­cial court­house on Tues­day.

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Some of the weapons po­lice seized over the week­end

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