A 55-year-old man in northern Manitoba has been charged with impersonating a police officer and possession of a prohibited weapon, RCMP say.
Nelson Home RCMP searched the person’s dwelling in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation on Wednesday and located a BB gun, which appeared like a handgun, and a decommissioned police car with a pink and white mild bar, police stated in a Thursday information launch.
RCMP stated they obtained a report Wednesday a few man locally — which is west of Thompson and about 670 kilometres north of Winnipeg — who probably had two handguns and a decommissioned police automobile with a working roof mild.
Shortly after, the person drove the automobile to a neighborhood checkstop web site — in place for COVID-19 measures — and instructed folks there he could be conducting patrols, in line with police.
A search warrant was issued for the person’s home, the place police say additionally they discovered assorted ammunition, a tactical-style vest, handcuffs, police-style flashlights and bear mace wrapped in black tape.
RCMP say additionally they seized a BB gun, bear mace, handcuffs and various ammunition on the man’s home. (Submitted by RCMP)This tactical-style vest was additionally seized from the person’s home, police say. (Submitted by RCMP)
The 55-year-old man is in custody and police say the investigation is ongoing.