Two teens charged with firearms offences
The Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit has charged two teenagers with fifteen firearms offences following a traffic stop in northeast Calgary.
On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at approximately 3 a.m., police received information from the community about a suspicious vehicle in the 0 to 100 block of Marthas Place N.E. Officers attended and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Two people were taken into custody without incident.
Police searched the vehicle and seized the following items:
- A collapsible baton
- Brass knuckles
- Bear spray
- A 20 gauge side-by-side shotgun
As a result, Amarjot Singh JANDIALA, 19, of Calgary, as well as a 15-year-old male, of Calgary, have each been charged with:
- One count of careless transport of a firearm
- One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm
- One count of possession of a firearm without a licence
- One count of possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Three counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
JANDIALA has also been charged with one count of possession of a firearm contrary to a court order.
“This case is extremely concerning given the age of the offenders involved,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns and Gangs Unit. “Criminal use and possession of firearms can have a huge impact on the safety of our citizens and we take these matters very seriously.”
The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in northeast Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service.
Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call The Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or 9-1-1 for a crime in progress. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: