A man faces multiple charges after police seized a replica handgun Saturday afternoon.
While on general patrol, a North Bay Police officer saw a man stumbling in the roadway at John and McIntyre Street East.
After speaking with the man and observing signs of intoxication, the officer arrested him for his own safety. A search after his arrest revealed that he was carrying a black replica handgun and a small amount of marijuana that police seized as evidence.
While his arrest was taking place, someone contacted police to report a suspicious man, matching the description of the accused, who had been sitting on the porch of a house on Main Street East, pointing what was believed to be a handgun.
The complainant had also seen the man leave on foot.
As a result of both investigations, North Bay Police charged a 23-year old man with no fixed address with:
- One count of possession of marijuana;
- One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm;
- One count of pointing a firearm; and
- Two counts of breach of probation.
The accused, who police are not naming, was also charged with being intoxicated in a public place under Ontario’s Liquor Licence Act.