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 www.nlcrimestoppers.com.