Police track, arrest man with a gun in North Saanich

A man with a gun was captured by police Wednesday, Nov. 21 after they tracked him through the brush in North Saanich.

A man with a gun was captured by police Wednesday, Nov. 21 after they tracked him through the brush in North Saanich.

According to the Sidney North Saanich RCMP, a man was reported as having a firearm at a home on Pauquachin Lane in North Saanich. Both the RCMP and Central Saanich Police Service responded to the scene after family members called police, concerned for the man’s safety. They reported that he was intoxicated.

Not finding the man at the house, police called in a dog unit and closed a portion of West Saanich Road to traffic to ensure the public’s safety during the search.

The man was eventually found at another house, that of a other member of his family, in North Saanich. He was arrested without incident and is facing a charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and one charge of careless use of a firearm.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 13, 2013.

— with files from the Sidney North Saanich RCMP

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