Two people are facing firearm charges in connection with a high-risk vehicle stop carried out by the Regina Police Service.
A number of police units were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Halifax Street for a report of a disturbance and a possible firearm discharge at about 7:30 on Sunday night.
Witnesses reported seeing a number of vehicles leave the area, including a white Malibu. The driver of this care was seen getting into the vehicle with what appeared to be a firearm.
Other police units spotted a vehicle matching the Malibu’s description near Toronto Street and 2nd Avenue and preformed a vehicle stop. Two people were arrested and a loaded, sawed-off .22 calibre rifle was found in the car. Further investigation led to charges against the two individuals.
23-year old Michael Lee Omilon, from Wolseley, SK, and 21-year old Dakota Jordan Michelle Koch from Regina are charged with careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon.
Both accused made their first court appearances in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday.