Police Deal with Handgun Call on Northside of City

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THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police along with residents of a home in the 400 Block of Marion Street got a scare early Thursday morning. Police officers responded to a call at a residence following reports of a man with a handgun.

The call came the day after Thunder Bay Police found out that there would be no additional funding from the province as a part of the $84 million provided to Toronto to fight guns and gangs.

Thunder Bay Police say that the original 911 call indicated the male may have been shooting the firearm.

Responding police officers found that the accused male had attended a home in the area earlier that night while in possession of a handgun. Police learned the male waved the gun in front of people in the residence before making threats and leaving.

The accused was known to the victims.

Shortly after 3 am, and as a result of their ongoing investigation, officers attended a home in the 400 block of Morse Street.

As a result, the suspect male was apprehended by police. Police report that they found a handgun with the serial number removed along with ammunition.

Brandon Spencer STEVENS, 21, of Thunder Bay is charged with:

• Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number Has Been Tampered With
• Careless Use of a Firearm
• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
• Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
• Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon x 2
• Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

STEVENS appeared in bail court Thursday, Aug. 29 and has been remanded into custody with a future appearance date.