Man arrested on firearm charges

PORT McNEILL — Sointula 18-year-old arrested on three counts of possession of stolen firearms

After an investigation, Port McNeill RCMP have arrested an 18-year-old man for possessing stolen firearms.

Jamie Thomsen, of Sointula (on Malcolm Island) has been charged with three counts of possession of stolen property, one count of break and enter to steal firearms, and one count of theft of firearms.

“Information from the community was of great assistance to police in this investigation,” says Sgt. Craig Blanchard, Port McNeill RCMP detachment commander.

“We’re very pleased that stolen firearms have been taken off our streets. These can present a significant danger to public safety.”

The investigation into recent commercial break and enters remains ongoing. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Port McNeill RCMP.

Thomsen currently remains in custody, and his next scheduled court appearance is Feb. 24, 2015.

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