Weapons Charges Laid Following Incident in Shoal Lake #39 First Nation

Treaty Three Police
Treaty Three Police

SHOAL LAKE #39 FN – An incident on Sunday in Shoal Lake #39 First Nation has lead to ten charges being laid.

In a statement issued to media, Treaty Three Police Service say they received a report of a firearm being discharged at a residence in the First Nation Territory of Shoal Lake #39 Ontario.

There were no injuries were reported by the occupants of the home.

Treaty 3 Police sought and received assistance from the OPP and RCMP in an effort to locate the person and vehicle involved.

The vehicle was located by the RCMP in Falcon Lake, Manitoba after departing from Shoal Lake #39.

The male driver was arrested following a motor vehicle collision after attempting to flee from the police.

The Treaty Three Police Service investigation has resulted in ten criminal code charges being brought against this male including assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon, mischief, and causing a disturbance.

A warrant for his arrest has been issued as this investigation continues.

Treaty 3 Police A/Detective Sergeant Scott Phillips says that additional charges are expected.

The public is reminded to please contact Treaty Three Police Service with any information associated with this investigation or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).