Stolen rifle, outboard motor recovered

Apr 11 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Stolen rifle, outboard motor recovered

An evening traffic stop turned into so much more last night in Chatham.

Police say an officer on general patrol pulled over a man driving a truck on King Street East because the man was known to be prohibited from driving due to unpaid fines.

The suspension was confirmed and the man arrested.

But a look inside the truck revealed a great deal. Police say in plain view in the back seat was a gun case and an outboard motor. Inside the case was a loaded Ruger .22-calibre rifle.

Investigation revealed the rifle was stolen from Siskind Court in Chatham in late February.

As for the Johnson motor, it was identified as the one stolen from a business on Indian Creek Road earlier this month.

Furthermore, a query on the suspect revealed he is prohibited from possessing any firearm.

A 31-year-old Chatham man is charged with driving under suspension, possession of property obtained by crime, and several weapon-related offences.

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