One man faces charges after an arrest on Wednesday morning.
At around 11 a.m. La Ronge RCMP, Waskesiu RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services stopped traffic around 180 kilometres south of La Ronge, Sask. on Highway 2.
During the stop the highway was completed blocked off for around 10 minutes.
Treena Barton was one of the drivers waiting in traffic and saw the police in action. Barton said police ghost units had a man lying on the highway with their guns drawn. Barton was “curious to know what happened, looked like a serious arrest.”
La Ronge RCMP said Louis Baulne, 70, was arrested for uttering threats to shoot police officers and for causing damage to the property of local residents. He was located after RCMP received tips from the public.
Police seized several items from the suspect’s vehicle including nunchucks, a samurai sword and bear spray.
According to a release, the Southend and La Ronge RCMP searched Baulne’s residence north of the community of Southend. Police removed six rifles, two handguns, swords, throwing knives and large amounts of ammunition.
Baulne was taken into custody and is charged with two counts of uttering threats, one count of threatening property, three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, four counts of carless use of a firearm, and two counts of possession of a restricted firearm/prohibited weapon with ammunition without license/registration.
RCMP said a female passenger travelling with Baulne was taken into custody and released. Baulne appeared in La Ronge Provincial Court Thursday morning and has been released with conditions. He will appear in court again on Sept. 25.
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