A report of a man pointing a firearm led Campbell River RCMP to additional firearms, along with a number of items believed to be stolen — including a boat and motor.
Police were called to a home on Westmere Road just after 9 a.m. March 15 and were told there was a disturbance involving a 53-year-old man with a firearm.
Officers contained the area and were joined by the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team.
People inside the home were contacted and a peaceful surrender was arranged.
Police later executed a warrant on the home and located shotguns, replica firearms and ammunition, along with the other items.
The boat and engine they found was confirmed to have been stolen from Chemainus in 2022.
“We are extremely happy that this event ended peacefully,” said Const. Maury Tyre. “Recovering illegal firearms and being able to return high-value stolen property is definitely a success for our team of dedicated officers. “
Police will be recommending charges of pointing a firearm and assault.