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12 July 2013Warning - this news article expired on 2013-08-12. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Firearms

Belleville, Ontario Members of the Belleville Police Guns and Gang Unit continued an investigation following several search warrants in the city of Belleville on June 5th 2013.

The follow-up investigation revealed that a Belleville registered gun owner had no idea that one of his restricted firearms had been removed from his residence by unknown persons.

When police spoke to the registered owner of the restricted firearm, they observed numerous other firearms related infractions involving further firearms.

As a result of the above investigation, 7 long guns, 3 handguns, 2 crossbows and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were seized.

Blaine Casey, 61 years old of Belleville is charged with:

Careless storage of a firearm

Careless storage of ammunition

Prohibited device in a motor vehicle

Prohibited ammunition in a motor vehicle

The Guns and Gang Unit would like to remind lawful gun owners to ensure any firearms in their lawful possession are properly stored and accounted for at all times.