Vancouver Police seize a third stash of weapons close to Oppenheimer Park

VANCOUVER Police have seized another stash of weapons from a home close to Oppenheimer Park, further raising concerns of public safety and violence around the park.

Just before 1 p.m. on March 4, VPD officers received information there was a large amount of weapons inside a suite in the area of Dunlevy and East Cordova Streets. After obtaining a search warrant, officers seized  nine imitation firearms, ammunition, swords, hatchets, and several other suspected stolen items.

The investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made to date. This is the third weapons seizure in the park and surrounding area in nine days. Officers seized weapons discovered during an assault investigation in the park on March 4, and while investigating a report of a domestic assault in the park on February 27.

“More weapons have now been removed from the street,” said Sgt. Aaron Roed on Friday.  “We will continue to take steps to improve safety in the area for everyone. ”

The following items were seized:

  • nine imitation firearms
  • firearm parts, including barrels
  • 12-gauge shotgun shells
  • swords
  • knives
  • hatchets
  • handmade weapons
  • stun baton
  • bear spray
  • BB pellets and paintball rounds