CORNWALL – City police had a little more to celebrate on Canada Day as they recovered a number of stolen guns after a traffic stop on Race Street.
Officers found a half dozen stolen firearms – two shotguns and four handguns – as well as ammunition. One of the suspects was found before the traffic stop with a BB gun, which was a breach of his court conditions.
Police Chief Danny Aikman singled out two of his officers – Consts. Steve Jarvo and Dave Langlois – as well as the police platoon for getting the “firearms off the street before they got into the wrong hands.”
The two accused – both 28 years old from Cornwall – are facing a total of 29 weapons-related charges, including firearms trafficking.
Police say the two men had conspired to steal the guns from a man one of them knew.