Handgun call leads to high risk takedown

Police found AirSoft BB guns after a handgun complaint to Smithers RCMP led to a high risk takedown near Trout Creek Friday.

On Feb. 19 just after 5 p.m., Smithers RCMP received a complaint of three males in a car with a handgun.

The complainant was able to provide a description of the vehicle, which led to police locating the car traveling westbound on Highway 97 near Trout Creek. Smithers RCMP members performed a high risk takedown of the vehicle’s occupants: a 37-year-old male and two 27-year-old males. The men were taken into custody without incident.

A search of the vehicle located three AirSoft BB guns, one replicating a Colt .45-style pistol and one replicating a carbine assault rifle. No actual firearms were located in the vehicle. The men were released without charges.

Smithers RCMP would like to remind the public, especially those with children, how real AirSoft BB guns, pellet guns or even some paintball guns can appear as an actual firearm, and the safety risk they can create when police respond to determine if they are real or not. These items are best left at home or, when traveling, left in the trunk of the vehicle.

Submitted by Cpl. D.R. Klubi
Smithers RCMP

Just Posted

Smithers Gallery Association cancels Divas Friends Variety Show

The gallery says they can’t find anyone to book artists. Also, a look at arts 2018 funding requests.

VIDEOS and PHOTOS: 20th anniversary of the Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa court decision celebrated

Chiefs and elders from different houses spoke at the feast discussing their memories of the case.

No charges against Smithers RCMP officer for in-custody death

The Independent Investigations Office conducted an investigation into the actions of the officer.

VIDEO: Researchers rely on drones to survey aftermath of B.C. wildfires

UBC researchers are using aerial drones to study the historic 2017 wildfires in the province

Pair of Bulkley Valley Otters named top swimmers

Zach Durnin was bronze medalist in 10 and under. Fergus Hobson, 16, took bronze in the senior boys.

B.C. anti-hate campaigner finds Google search on his efforts redirects to porn

Text from online news article about Cran Campbell being used to link to suspect websites

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

As anticipated, the movie fell shy of the opening weekend for J.J. Abrams’ 2015 franchise reboot

2 couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

West Australian couple Anne Sedgwick, Lyn Hawkins have been together for 40 years

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Most Read