Firearms Incident Leads To Arrest


On September 5, 2023, officers with the Emergency Services Unit charged 25-year-old Jacques Roy with assault with a weapon, using a firearm in the commission of offence, and several other offences.

Around 11:30 a.m., 911 Communicators received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 0-100 block of George Street South. The caller informed police that the accused, who is known to them, had flashed a handgun at them. Upon arrival, all occupants were called out of the residence and the accused was arrested without incident.

Further investigation found the accused to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun and a magazine containing ammunition.

The accused is charged with:

  • Assault with Weapon
  • Using Firearm in Commission of Offence
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Careless Use of Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Failure to Comply with Probation Order x2

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing and has since been remanded.

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