Frightening Array of Weapons Seized in Traffic Stop

Frightening Array of Weapons Seized

WINNIPEG - A frightening array of weapons was seized after police stopped an SUV travelling on Watt Street with an obstructed licence plate.

When police pulled over the vehicle they saw a hatchet inside and placed all four occupants under arrest.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a number of items including:

- A hatchet

- A knife and sheath

- Brass knuckles

- Two large machetes

- An operational “stun gun”

- A loaded sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun

- Numerous rounds of ammunition (various types including .22 calibre and 12 gauge rounds)

- Three masks

31 year-old Pierre Flett has been charged with:

- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Possession of a Weapon (x7)

- Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x8)

Flett was also processed on an outstanding arrest warrant for:

- Fail to Appear – Promise to Appear (Identification Unit)

23 year-old Roger Clint Genaille has been charged with:

- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Possession of a Weapon (x7)

- Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order (x7)

Genaille was also processed on an outstanding arrest warrant for:

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

35 year-old Jason Hay of Beausejour, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

- Possession of a Weapon (x7)

- Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)

32 year-old Christopher Anthony Pirart of Beausejour, has been charged with:

- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Possession of a Weapon (x7)

- Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)

All four have been detained in custody.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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