Teen and adult charged with 15 firearms offences
A 19-year-old and a 15-year-old are facing numerous firearms charges related to a traffic stop earlier this month.
Published Monday, July 22, 2019 12:43PM MDT
Police have charged a teenager and an adult with 15 firearms offences following an investigation by the Guns and Gangs Unit.
Officers received a tip around 3 a.m. on July 14 about a suspicious vehicle in the 0-100 block of Marthas Place N.E. and a traffic stop was made.
Two people were taken into custody as a result and a search of the vehicle turned up a number of items, including:
- A collapsible baton
- Brass knuckles
- Bear spray
- A 20 gauge, double-barrel shotgun
Amarjot Singh Jandiala, 19, of Calgary, and a 15-year-old who can’t be named are charged with:
- Careless transport of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm without a licence
- Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Three counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
Jandiala has also been charged with one count of possession of a firearm contrary to a court order.
"This case is extremely concerning given the age of the offenders involved," said Staff Sgt. Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns and Gangs Unit in a release.
"Criminal use and possession of firearms can have a huge impact on the safety of our citizens and we take these matters very seriously."
Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call the Calgary police non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.