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Regina man facing weapon charges after 911 call: police

Police allege a search of a man’s backpack revealed a loaded firearm and ammunition.
Police allege a search of a man’s backpack revealed a loaded firearm and ammunition. File / Global News

A Regina man is facing weapon charges after a 911 call early Saturday morning.

According to a statement from the Regina Police Service, around 4 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Retallack Street.

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The caller said there were men inside the home with guns. Police surrounded the home and made contact with those inside, requesting they come out one at a time.

As a result of the investigation, 44-year-old Joseph Sheldon Pelletier was arrested for a weapons offence.

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Police allege a search of the man’s backpack revealed a loaded firearm and ammunition.

Pelletier is charged with six counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition, possessing a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Pelletier is expected to make his first court appearance in provincial court on Monday morning.

Police ask anyone with information about this investigation to call them at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

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