Firearms charges laid after search warrants executed in Kindersley

On May 7, Saskatchewan RCMP officers executed three search warrants, two in the town of Kindersley and one in the town of Eatonia.

As a result of these searches, officers seized two long-barrelled firearms and one sawed-off firearm from a business in Kindersley and one sawed-off firearm with ammunition and one loaded firearm from a residence in Eatonia. None of the firearms was legally possessed.

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“These firearms were not legally registered and were not being stored in a safe manner,” says S/Sgt. Kevin Peterson, Kindersley RCMP Detachment Commander. “Taking illegal firearms off the streets furthers our goal of making our communities safer.”

The following individuals were charged in relation to these searches:

Justin Williment, 29, from Eatonia: insecure storage of a non-restricted firearm; insecure storage of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a non-restricted firearm; possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition; possession of a firearm with tampered serial number.

Erin Mitchell, 30, from Eatonia: insecure storage of a non-restricted firearm; insecure storage of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a non-restricted firearm; possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition; possession of a firearm with tampered serial number.

Dwight Park, 27, from Kindersley: insecure storage of a non-restricted firearm; insecure storage of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a non-restricted firearm; possession of a firearm while under a prohibition order.

Matthew Peters, 28, from Kindersley: insecure storage of a non-restricted firearm; insecure storage of a prohibited firearm; unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm.

The four individuals will make a court appearance on July 20 in Kindersley.

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