False ‘shots fired’ report in Cloverdale led to seizure of weapons, cash and suspected drugs

Surrey RCMP seizes firearms from residence after ‘gun shots’ turn out to be fireworks

A recent report of gun shots in a Cloverdale neighbourhood turned out to be fireworks, say Surrey RCMP, but a continued investigation resulted in the seizure of weapons, cash and suspected drugs.

On Monday, June 24, RCMP were called to a Cloverdale home in the 19400-block of 71A Avenue after someone reported what they believed was a series of gun shots.

Surrey RCMP say they were able to determine that the sound was actually the result of fireworks.

Although no shots had been fired, officers continued their investigation and obtained a search warrant for the home.

“As a result of this search warrant, police located and seized a sawed off shotgun, several bags of suspected marijuana, 30 vials of testosterone, various firearm ammunition, a Taser, brass knuckles and pepper spray,” according to an RCMP release.

“Approximately $21,400 in cash was seized from the residence as well as a large quantity of a white powdery substance, which will be tested to determined if it is an illicit drug.”

No charges have been laid at this time, and the investigation continues.

“This is an example of the importance of reporting information to the police,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “A person took the time to make a report, and although the initial findings were of fireworks, the subsequent investigation has resulted in the seizure of multiple weapons, cash and drugs.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. To remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Mounties looking for two suspects in stolen credit card scam

Police said the cards were used in $28,000 in fraudulent transactions in Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam

Surrey’s Fruiticana, 25 years in, is growing strong

From a humble start to nurturing an 18-store business, Surrey’s Tony Singh looks to open two more this year

Surrey-White Rock group serves as a bridge to Canadian society

Columnist Frank Bucholtz says helping new Canadians ‘participate in the community is a great objective’

Young child seriously injured in suspected drunk driving crash in Delta

“This needs to stop,” says Insp. Ciaran Feenan, head of the Delta Police Department’s patrol section

Poll suggests some don’t think Canada should send troops to stop genocide

The findings are being released just before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

B.C. woman crowned the fastest female marathon runner in Canadian history

Malindi Elmore ran an incredible 2:24:50 at the Houston Marathon

VIDEO: Car reportedly dropped off and burned in Langley residential neighbourhood

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was on scene Monday morning at 73B Avenue

Alberta bulldog breeder ordered to give refund to B.C. buyer due to puppy’s behaviour

Tribunal ruled a verbal agreement to send a new dog superseded the written contract

UPDATED: Man dies in backcountry near Nelson’s Whitewater Ski Resort

The victim was found unresponsive in a tree well Friday

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants burned by Kamloops Blazers

Home ice loss sees Kamloops extend winning streak to eight

Cariboo Memorial Hospital back to normal after cold weather wreaks havoc

Burst pipes and water leaks cause three different incidents

Most Read