Four people were arrested after police conducted two high risk vehicle stops and a high risk firearms search warrant on Thursday afternoon.
Both vehicle stops were in relation to the firearms search warrant, police said.
The first vehicle was stopped at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Victoria Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old Brandon man, was found to be prohibited from driving, so he was arrested and his vehicle impounded.
A 33-year-old male passenger was found in possession of a backpack containing a canister of pepper spray, and was arrested for possession of a prohibited weapon.
Another passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was found to have a warrant out for her arrest for breaching probation and was arrested on the strength of the warrant.
The second traffic stop occurred near the intersection of 14th Street and Princess Avenue, but no charges were laid in relation to that stop.
Then in the afternoon the search warrant was executed at a residence in the 300 block of Second Street, and members of the BPS tactical response unit cordoned off the 200 to 400 block of Second Street including First Street and Lorne Avenue for the safety of the public.
The search turned up a sawed-off bolt action .22 caliber rifle. The barrel was intact, however the stock was sawed-off to the grip.
A 33-year-old man residing at the address was arrested and charged with multiple firearm offences, including possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon and careless storage of a firearm.
He was released to appear in court in September.
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