RCMP charges man with firearms and related offences

November 15, 2022
Mermaid, Prince Edward Island

News release


The Queens and Kings District RCMP have charged a 45-year-old man from Village Green and seized several firearms as part of an ongoing investigation.

On November 12, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the Queens and Kings District RCMP responded to a report of an unwanted person outside a residence in Mermaid. Upon arrival, officers safely arrested a 45-year-old man.

As the investigation progressed, officers learned of an incident that had occurred earlier that day involving the suspect and a person known to him. Investigators subsequently obtained a warrant and searched the man's residence. Officers seized firearms and ammunition among other items.

Christopher Steven Donovan of Village Green has been charged with:

  • Forcible Confinement
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Uttering Threats
  • Assault
  • Mischief Over $5000
  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence

Donovan was remanded into custody and will be held until he appears in Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown on November 21at 3pm.

The investigation is ongoing.

File # 2022-1642761

Note to media: A photo of the items seized is attached.


Contact information

Cst. Gavin Moore
Media Relations Officer
Ph.: 902-218-2863

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