On Oct. 21, officers knocked on the window of the parked vehicle on Donald Avenue after they noticed a man slumped over in the driver’s seat.
Police say a small amount of methamphetamine could be seen in the vehicle, which led to the arrest of the 42-year-old man from the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie, once he’d been woken up.
A further search of the vehicle found a loaded handgun and a rifle, both of which had previously been reported stolen, police say.
The suspect was later released on a promise to appear in Steinbach court Nov. 24.
The continuing investigation led officers to the suspect’s home in the RM of La Broquerie with a warrant on Nov. 10, police said in a release Friday.
Police say more stolen property was found there, including a stolen firearm.
Police say officers also found two loaded firearms and several improperly stored firearms. A search of the property also turned up an allegedly stolen vehicle.
The 42-year-old property owner – the man who police found asleep in his car – and a 48-year-old man were both arrested at the home.
Police say both accused have been released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 19, where each will face several property and firearms-related charges.