December 8, 2018 2:46 pm

1 man arrested, 1 at large in Kamloops explosives, firearms investigation

Cameron Cole, left, was arrested on Friday, while Charles Patrick (right) remains at large.

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Kamloops RCMP have arrested one man and are searching for another in relation to a trove of guns, drugs and bomb-making materials discovered nearly a year ago.

According to police, Mounties found the items while investigating a home invasion at a Badger Drive property in Dallas, but no charges were laid at the time.

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Police executed another search warrant three days later at a second property in Westsyde. Both properties were used by 35-year-old Cameron Cole.

Weapons seized in January during the execution of a search warrant in Kamloops’ Dallas neighbourhood.

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On Thursday, police announced that Cole was facing eight charges, including a slew of firearms charges and possession of explosives.

A second man, 62-year-old Charles Gerald Patrick, is also facing two firearms charges and a charge of possession of stolen property.

On Thursday, police also excecuted another search warrant at a property in the 1400 block of Lorne Street East, where they evacuated residents from neighbouring homes after finding suspected explosive devices.

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The items turned out to be benign.

Cole turned himself in to police on Friday, however Patrick remains at large.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call Kamloops RCMP.

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