Weapons charges

Martin Volz of Prince George entered a guilty plea in a Burns Lake Court room for weapons charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Weapon charges

On July 11, 2012, Martin Volz of Prince George entered a guilty plea in a Burns Lake Court room for weapons charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The case dated back to a fisheries compliance check by conservation officers near Helene Lake in the fall of 2011. During a vehicle stop a conservation officer located a .9mm Walther pistol and a loaded .22 caliber Ruger pistol on the back seat of a vehicle.

The group was arrested at the scene and in a statement admitted to hunting grouse with a semi-automatic pistol and exceeding their daily limit of rainbow trout.

Restricted weapons can only be transported from a residence to a licenced gun range under permit and must be double locked and unloaded for transport. It is also illegal to hunt any wildlife with a pistol.

At the conclusion of the file a total of $1,745 in fines were issued to the group.

In a unique arrangement with Crown prosecutors the court issued a 30 day probationary period and a conditional discharge with the fine.

The 11 rainbow trout and the one Ruger pistol were ordered forfeited to the Crown.

The public is encouraged to report any illegal fish, wildlife or pollution offense 24 hours a day to the report all poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

 

 

Just Posted

No parole for 12 years for Burns Lake man convicted of second degree murder

Judge said he did not believe Albert Giesbrecht’s claim his gun discharged accidentally

No curtailments expected at Burns Lake area mills

Hampton Lumber working with partners to find solutions

Snowfall warning continues for parts of B.C.’s Interior

First significant snowfall of the season prompts Environment Canada warning

Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections

Company expects to begin welding and pipe laying in 2020

Christmas lights burned out? Recycle them

This time of year, residents in Burns Lake are unboxing their Christmas… Continue reading

B.C. woman charged in connection to stolen vehicle smash-up in Kamloops

Kersten Ina Peters was arrested in the Fraser Valley on Friday, Dec. 6

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver sees two-game win streak snapped

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

Coroner confirms multiple fatalities after small plane goes down Tuesday night near Nanaimo

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

The Grinch who Stole a Hedge: Security camera captures Chilliwack tree theft

RCMP arrives as person calmly walks away with tree in downtown area

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to rodents and snakes

92 cases of salmonella across six provinces, including B.C.

Meng Wanzhou wins right to more documents involving arrest at Vancouver airport

Defence lawyers allege the Huawei executive was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated

Truck with body inside found at bottom of lake near Kootenay ferry

Investigators believe no foul play is expected but are unsure how the vehicle ended up in the Arrow Lakes

Most Read