RCMP arrest Saanich teen at gunpoint

With sidearms drawn, West Shore RCMP officers arrested a Saanich teen Sunday evening who was walking the streets with a replica handgun.

With sidearms drawn, West Shore RCMP officers arrested a Saanich teen Sunday evening who was walking the streets with a replica handgun.

At about 8 p.m. on June 12, a citizen reported a man dressed in black was walking up Watkiss Way toward Victoria General Hospital armed with a gun.

RCMP officers arrested the 18-year-old without incident and brought him to the West Shore RCMP detachment. The weapon turned out to be a BB pistol closely resembling a 9mm handgun.

The young man was later released after being cautioned about his decision to carry what appeared to be a real gun in his hand while walking down the street. Police couldn’t say why he was carrying a BB gun.

“Police officers responding to a call involving a gun do not have the luxury to assume the gun is a toy,” Const. Julie Chanin said in a release.  “Until proven otherwise, officers must treat the threat of potential harm and risk to the public as real.”





Just Posted

28 years later: Dunahee disappearance remains largest investigation in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

City of Langford mails out information on sewer connection requirement

Plan lays out obligations, exemptions and financial assistance information for the costly hookup

Update: BC Transit driver taken to hospital with serious injuries after assault

Driver attempted to stop an altercation between two people on the bus

Victoria Fire Department advises cigarette safety after two fires started in one week

Two separate fires caused by cigarette butts were avoidable

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Most Read