Sunday, November 12, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Firearms – Arrest: C17-254344
During the day of November 10, 2017, members of the Street Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team and Community Support Units, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Magnus Avenue. Investigators were targeting a suspect male they believed was in possession of an illegal firearm.
A number of individuals were located inside the residence and were taken into custody. The investigation has led to the seizure of a number of items including the following:
- A 12-gauge pump-action shotgun with both the barrel and stock sawed-off.
- A .45-70 lever-action rifle with both the barrel and stock sawed-off.
- 18 12-gauge shotgun shells.
- 22 .45-70 cartridges.
Stevie Ray Ballantyne, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x4)
- Careless Storage of Firearm (x2)
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations (x2)
- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition (x2)
- Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime (x2)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
He was detained in custody.

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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