A Squamish resident is facing several charges, including for unsafe storage of firearms, after police executed a search warrant at a home on Pinto Drive.
Officers seized 14 unsafely stored firearms, two disabled firearms, ammunition, and a crossbow from the home on Friday morning, according to an RCMP news release.
The primary resident of the property was arrested prior to the execution of the search warrant, which was carried out at approximately 9 a.m.
Squamish RCMP, with assistance from the Sea to Sky General Investigation Section and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, executed the Public Safety Firearms Search Warrant.
"We want to remind gun owners to diligently store their firearms safely and legally," said Squamish an RCMP spokesperson.*
Anyone with questions about ownership or safe storage of firearms can contact the Squamish RCMP or visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/faq/index-eng.htm.
**Please note, this story has been modified since it was first posted to remove the name of the spokesperson at the RCMP's request.