ON Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m., Abbotsford Police plainclothes officers were conducting routine patrols in the 32000-block of Mt. Waddington Avenue when they observed a brown jeep owned by a known offender leave a problem residence in the area. A short time later, a traffic stop was conducted.
Police said that four occupants were present in the vehicle at the time of the stop. One of the occupants, a 34-year-old man, was arrested on outstanding warrants for possession of stolen property and driving offences.
A second passenger, a 43-year-old man known to police, had two firearms in plain view at his feet. During a further search of the vehicle incident to his arrest, officers located an additional firearm, ammunition, drugs and cash.
Police said they are recommending a variety of firearm and drug charges in this case.
“Each day police officers face uncertainties during traffic stops and calls for service. AbbyPD is committed to ensuring public safety on the streets of Abbotsford,” said Sgt. Paul Walker, Abbotsford Police Media Relations Officer.