Steinbach RCMP respond to firearms complaint
Just before 8am this morning, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a male walking down Lumber Avenue in Steinbach near the skate park holding a gun.
Police flooded the area and located a male youth matching the description. Police took the youth into custody without incident and located the firearm that was involved. RCMP have determined the firearm to be a replica.
Police say that the 15-year-old youth cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, however, he is facing charges including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of failing to comply with probation. The youth was also charged for an un-related incident of break, enter and theft and two counts of mischief.
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP at (204)326-4452. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also call Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), “SUBMIT” a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or TEXT: TIPMAN plus your message to CRIMES(274637).