The Princeton RCMP executed a search warrant at a local residence on February 20, 2013, where they recovered several stolen firearms. The guns had been stolen during previous break and enter that had occurred in the Princeton area just days earlier.
Early in the morning of Wednesday February 20th, 2013 members of the Princeton RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of 8th Avenue in Princeton, BC.
Investigators were supported by the SED ERT, a police Service Dog team and Forensic Ident in executing the search warrant at the residence of a known violent and prolific offender who was suspected of being in possession of firearms.
Two men and a woman were arrested as a result of the investigation and held in custody to await charge approval for possession of stolen property and other firearm related offences.
Police had been investigating the break and enter of a local residence which and occurred earlier that same week, in which several firearms had been stolen. A total of 16 long guns were recovered in the raid.
“We were very relieved to have been able to recover these stolen firearms with the added satisfaction of solving a local break and enter so quickly.” Stated Cpl Kevin McCracken, Princeton RCMP Acting Detachment Commander.