A Fort St. John man is facing a number of charges after a break-in and theft at a home in Charlie Lake last week.
According to a news release, RCMP say they were called to a residential break and enter on Feb. 7 in which a pistol, two shotguns, a rifle, and a video gaming console had been stolen.
The investigation quickly led officers to a home in the 9200 block of 93 Avenue in Fort St. John, according to police, where a search warrant was executed the next day, on Feb. 8. The stolen two shotguns, along with the gaming console, were recovered, police said, and “a significant amount" of suspected drugs were seized.
Police say Christopher Darryl Munch faces charges of break and enter to steal a firearm, break and enter to commit theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of probation.
Munch, who was prohibited from possessing any firearms at the time of his arrest, according to police, is also charged with careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, and possession contrary to court order.
He was held for court, and remanded into custody until Feb. 13 and again until Feb. 15, police said.
“Two firearms have been recovered which is a testimony to the seriousness the RCMP gives to firearms related offences,” said Constable Chad Neustaeter in a statement. “With two more outstanding firearms, our officers will continue to work on this.”
RCMP say the investigation continues.
[Editor's note: Article updates to correct that the two shotguns were recovered, according to RCMP.}