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Man arrested for trying to sell a handgun

The man had been staying at a motel on Lakeshore Drive

North Bay Police arrested a man Tuesday for attempting to sell a handgun.

Police received a tip that the man, who had been staying at a motel on Lakeshore Drive, was trying to sell the weapon.

The gun and numerous other items were seized, including.

  • one .22 calibre pistol,
  • one silver black powder revolver
  • one starter pistol
  • one pellet gun
  • 20 cartridges of .270 calibre rifle ammunition
  • 100 cartridges of .22 calibre long rifle ammunition
  • A crossbow

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Brian Conlin, 29, of St, Thomas. He is charged with:

  • Trafficking a firearm
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm
  • Two counts of knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Fail to comply with a release order.

Conlin remains in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).