Port Colborne man busted for having a sawed-off shotgun

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Published July 28, 2022 at 9:37 am

A Port Colborne man has been charged for illegally possessing a double-barreled sawed-off shotgun and a large supply of ammo.

Niagara Police investigated a detached garage-turned-residence Steele Street near Helen Street and with the Emergency Task Unit along for the search on July 27, they went to the location where they found the man and a loaded double barrel, sawed off Centaure 12-gauge shotgun laying on the floor and ammo on a table.

When they searched him, they also found a prohibited switchblade knife tied to his belt. (See photo above.)

Shane Andrew Thomson, 51, of Port Colborne has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Careless Storage of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Possession Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon

He was held in custody for a video bail hearing that took place at the courthouse in St. Catharines on July 28.

Anyone who may have information have information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009015.

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