Saskatchewan man threatens to shoot RCMP officers
LA RONGE, Sask. – A man is facing a number of charges after he threatened to shoot Saskatchewan RCMP officers and damage property.
Louis Baulne, 70, was wanted after uttering the threats on Aug. 19.
He was arrested after Mounties stopped in a blue van on Highway 2 Wednesday morning about 180 kilometres south of La Ronge.
Officers searched the van, finding several weapons including nun-chucks, a samurai sword and bear spray.
A search warrant was then executed at his residence 70 kilometres north of Southend where Mounties found several weapons including six rifles, two handguns, swords, throwing knifes and large amounts of ammunition.
Among the 12 charges Baulne is facing are two counts of uttering threats against a person and three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon.
He appeared in La Ronge provincial court on Thursday morning.
A woman who was in the van at the time of Baulne’s arrest was released with no charges laid against her.