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Weapons charges in Blind River

Wednesday, March 05, 2014   by: Staff



BLIND RIVER - On February 27, 2014, officers from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received information of a male who may be traveling through the area in a vehicle and was in possession of various prohibited firearms and ammunition. 

Officers monitored traffic in the area during their shift then at 4:00 a.m., an officer spotted the suspect vehicle on Highway 17 west of Blind River. 

With the assistance of other officers the vehicle was stopped and as a result of their investigation, the lone male occupant was arrested without incident. 

Charged is James Benjamin Herbert, 19, of Dunnsteer British Columbia with the following criminal offences:

  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon;
  • Occupant of a motor vehicle with a prohibited weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

He was held in custody pending bail hearing.


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Alken 3/5/2014 9:48:04 PM Report

Could be between the time he left Point A and before he got to Point B the Mounties declared his previously legal weapon "Prohibited" ? Just saying.
Vmax-4 3/5/2014 11:56:57 PM Report

Yeah I hear that happens all the time, you leave to go hunting and next thing you know they declare your guns prohibited and the cops arrest you and hold you for a bail hearing. Those cops should have been out catching real criminals and not picking on some poor kid with prohibited firearms.
tinfoilhatsailsman 3/6/2014 8:20:16 AM Report

Quite clearly some people should be prohibited from owning computers as well.........."just saying"
SooBuddy 3/6/2014 8:23:06 AM Report

"The federal government has granted a five-year amnesty to owners of Swiss Arms Classic Green semi-automatic rifles, who will be able to continue to possess their guns "without threat of criminal charges," according to a statement from the public safety minister's office." Source CBC

BlackHelix 3/6/2014 8:36:00 AM Report

You hear that this happens all the time?

You do know there's a process for declaring a weapon restricted right? You do know the last update to prohibited weapons regulation was in 1998 right?

I guess if you left to go hunting 26 years ago it makes sense..
Vmax-4 3/6/2014 9:05:01 AM Report

BlackHelix, my post was total sarcasm.
Bad Dawg 3/6/2014 10:18:56 AM Report

he wasn't a hunter or even a responsible gun owner. got caught with something he shouldn't have had. Not just a gun but other weapons too.... go to jail and do not pass go
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