Explosives and firearms seized following by RCMP after disturbance call

Explosives and firearms seized following disturbance call

May 5, 2020, Salmon River, Nova Scotia… Colchester District RCMP responded to a disturbance call at a home on Salmon River Rd. in Salmon River during the evening of May 3. While police were investigating the disturbance, firearms and explosives were located inside the home.

As a precaution, police evacuated the building which contained a total of four units. Police obtained a warrant, and seized 17 firearms and a large amount of ammunition from the home. In addition, explosive materials, including a commercial detonator, a grenade, a smoke grenade, flares, and gun powder. Nobody was injured, and once police had secured the firearms and explosives, the residents were allowed to return to their homes. 

A 55-year-old Salmon River man was arrested at the scene without incident. He was held in custody overnight and was released the following day on conditions to appear in Truro Provincial Court on  June 3, for charges including:

·       Assault

·       Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

·       Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

·       Possession of Explosive Device

The victim of the assault and the accused are known to one another. The investigation is ongoing and is being led by the Colchester District RCMP Community Action Team (CAT), which is comprised of members from Colchester Street Crime Enforcement Unit and General Investigation Section. Investigators were also assisted by the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST). Police file # 2020559942 refers. If anyone has any information about this crime or any other crimes they are urged to contact their local police or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS (8477) or submit via the P3 app or on line at crimestoppers.ns.ca.