Traffic stop for obstructed plates leads to huge weapons seizure for Winnipeg police

Four men are in custody after Winnipeg police pulled over an SUV with an obstructed licence plate and found a treasure trove of weapons.The SUV was travelling northbound on Watt Street around 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday when it was pulled over by police, who saw a hatchet in the vehicle.A search of the SUV led to the seizure of not only the hatchet, but a knife, brass knuckles, two large machetes, a stun gun, a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, and three masks.READ MORE: Hatchet-wielding man threatened…

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Winnipeg police arrest armed, body armour-clad man

An armed man wearing body armour was taken into custody by Winnipeg police Wednesday evening.Police said they responded to a call of an armed man near Main Street and Inkster Boulevard around 6:15 p.m., and later tracked down the suspect near Rupertsland Avenue.READ MORE: Winnipeg man facing 35 charges after getting busted for improvised gunStory continues belowWhen he was taken into custody, police found he was in possession of a loaded .22 calibre semi-automatic, around $1,300 in cocaine, and almost $3,000 in cash. He was also wearing body armour.Dustin Wayne…

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Cops find weapons, meth on suspicious West End man

A Winnipeg man is in custody facing a laundry list of gun and drug charges after a Monday afternoon incident on McGee Street.Police said they were called to investigate a window that had been shot out, when they noticed a nearby house on Agnes Street that appeared to have been forced open, with two men hanging around outside.When officers got out of the vehicle, one of them men bolted and threw a loaded, sawed-off rifle into a back yard.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg police find guns in a taxi during…

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Suspects in custody after McPhillips Street road rage shooting

Two Winnipeg men are in custody after a man was shot during a bad case of road rage.Police said the incident happened on Saturday evening around Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street.According to police, a pair of cars pulled over to a nearby parking lot and their occupants got into an argument. One man pulled out a gun and shot a man from the other car.READ MORE: Winnipeg driver rammed, threatened during Kildonan road rage ordealThe suspects fled, and the injured man was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He has…

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Winnipeg police find guns in a taxi during traffic stop

Winnipeg police have arrested two people and seized two guns and ammunition from a taxi following a traffic stop.Police say they conducted a traffic stop early Friday morning on a taxi cab that had been parked in the area of Salter Street and Mountain Avenue.While officers spoke to the two passengers in the taxi, they saw a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun in the backseat, police said.READ MORE: Convicted murderer urges Winnipeggers to put the guns downBoth people were immediately placed under arrest and after a search of their backpacks, a…

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Grand Rapids RCMP bust man with stolen gun

RCMP in Grand Rapids, Man., arrested a local man Sunday after a report of shots fired in the community.Police searched the area and found an unarmed suspect, as well as a firearm nearby.READ MORE: Brandon man threatens drivers on Hwy 6, semis block roadwayThe investigation determined the suspect had broken into a home and stolen the gun.Allan Wilfred Turner, 28, faces charges of careless use of a firearm, breaking and entering to steal the firearm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.WATCH: Convicted murderer urges Winnipeggers to put…

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Shots fired in St. John’s area lead police to stash of guns

A total of five people have been arrested in a police raid that uncovered a large number of firearms from a house in the St. John’s neighbourhood Sunday night.Police said they searched the area after reports of yelling and multiple gunshots, but came out empty-handed.A further search with the Air1 helicopter discovered someone opening a window and apparently putting two rifles onto the roof of a house.READ MORE: Winnipeg police delighted by icy imitation of AIR1 chopperWhen the person retrieved the guns and brought them back into the house, the…

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Sandy Bay police seize AK-47-style rifle

A raid on a Sandy Bay First Nation home turned up an AK-47-style rifle, said Manitoba First Nations Police Service.Cops also found ammunition and a high-capacity magazine.No one has been arrested, but police on the western Manitoba First Nation continue to investigate.MEDIA RELEASE – for immediate release – Media Contact Insp. Dave Scott 204-856-5370 pic.twitter.com/FJrS8qAyAr— M.F.N.P.S. (Manitoba First Nations Police Service) (@MBFNPolice) April 9, 2019WATCH: Gun seizures increasing ‘year to year’ say Winnipeg police

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Winnipeg police surround hotel, arrest four in firearms bust

Three men and one woman are behind bars at the Remand Centre facing dozens of charges each after Winnipeg police made a bust at a Super 8 hotel suite on Niakwa Road East.Police said they got a call to check on the well-being of the occupants of a hotel room Monday night, when they heard what sounded like a gun being manipulated.READ MORE: Charges laid in weekend gun call at Winnipeg’s Windsor HotelStory continues belowPolice arrested one man who was leaving the room, and the Tactical Support Team was called…

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Oakbank RCMP raid turns up stash of guns and drugs

RCMP seized a large stash of guns and drugs in a raid at a home on Main Street in Oakbank on Wednesday.Police said the raid turned up a number of guns, including two assault rifles with high-capacity magazines.Meth, cocaine and fentanyl were also seized by police, who arrested and charged eight people as a result of the investigation.READ MORE: Man who made social media threats against Winnipeg police busted with guns at traffic stopDevin Abel Fehr, 26; Brendin Jon Swanson, 32; Michael Johnathon Moore, 27; and Benjamin Fumerton, 29, are…

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