On January 19, 2021, at approximately 8:15 pm, Portage RCMP were on patrol when they saw a pickup truck that had lapsed plates. Police were aware of this vehicle as it had been reported on December 18, 2020. Officers initiated a traffic stop on 8th Street NW in Portage. Two firearms were visible inside the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, Stewart Young, 30, from Winnipeg, was arrested on scene. One of the firearms seized was a sawed off semi-automatic shotgun. Young is charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Unsafe Storage of Firearms x 2.
He is remanded in custody.
The investigation continues.