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Regina police arrest, charge 26-year-old man with possession of firearms, stolen property

Members of the Regina Police Service arrested and charged a 26-year-old after a man was discovered passed out in a 'suspicious vehicle' with a firearm on the passenger seat.
Members of the Regina Police Service arrested and charged a 26-year-old after a man was discovered passed out in a 'suspicious vehicle' with a firearm on the passenger seat. File / Global News

The Regina Police Service (RPS) arrested and charged a 26-year-old Regina man who is facing numerous charges as the result of an investigation into incidents earlier this week.

According to a release, police were dispatched to an alley in the 1600 block of Toronto Street on Monday at approximately 10:25 p.m. for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

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“At the scene, officers found a male, passed out in the driver’s seat and a firearm on the passenger seat,” RPS stated. “The officers took the male safely into custody and recovered a sawed-off shotgun.”

Police said the vehicle was stolen, taken from the 1800 block of Rae Street sometime between Nov. 11 and 13.

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Tyson Michael Lerat is facing numerous charges, including two counts of firearm possession, careless use of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, and possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.

Lerat made his first appearance on these charges in provincial court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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