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28 July 2012Warning - this news article expired on 2012-08-28. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Possession of a Firearm

Belleville, Ontario - A 29-year-old Belleville man is facing serious weapons charges following an incident in downtown Belleville Friday evening.

Belleville police received information the man was in possession of a firearm and was in the area of the downtown. An officer on patrol spotted the man walking with a group of people on Victoria Avenue between Pinnacle and Front Streets around 8 p.m. and initiated a gun-point arrest.

The manwas taken into custody without incident and a firearm was recovered at the scene.

The accused, whose name is not being released pending a bail hearing Monday, was charged with Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited 117.01(1) CC; Carrying a Concealed Weapon 90 CC; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm 91(1) CC and Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon 91(2) CC.