Delta Police executed a search warrant in the 11000-block of Corey Drive, North Delta on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:30 p.m., after learning of a video posted to social media depicting a man threatening the general public while holding a firearm. As a result of the search warrant, police seized an unauthorized firearm along with prohibited devices and ammunition.
“We take these types of situations very seriously and acted to ensure public safety. The work of our officers in executing the search warrant means that we have removed a potentially dangerous weapon from our streets,” says Inspector Guy Leeson.
Paul Herbert Deane-Freeman, aged 53, of Delta, BC, faces four charges in relation to this incident; Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted weapon with Ammunition, contrary to Section 95(1) of the Criminal Code; Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, contrary to Section 88(1) of the Criminal Code; Possession Contrary to Order, contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code; and, Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.
The suspect in remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Tuesday, March 19.