Botwood youth arrested in connection with pellet gun incident

September 18, 2017
Grand Falls-Windsor , Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 16-year-old boy from Botwood has been arrested in connection with an incident involving a pellet gun that was a realistic replica of a handgun.

On September 17, 2017, shortly before 3 p.m., Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP responded to a call in Botwood of a person in possession of what appeared to be a firearm. A 16-year-old boy was located in a wooded area a short time later. He was taken into custody and later released on conditions pending a future court appearance. Police also seized a black pellet gun, designed to look like a 9mm handgun.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP at (709)489-2121. To remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477), text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or at


Contact information

Cpl. T.A. Coneen
RCMP Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.
(709) 489-2121

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