Two Calgary teens charged after shotgun and multiple other weapons allegedly found in vehicle

Jul 22 2019, 8:59 pm

Two young Calgarians have been arrested and charged after police say officers discovered multiple weapons during a traffic stop.

According to a Calgary Police Service release, 19-year-old Amarjot Jandiala and a 15-year-old boy had been travelling in NE Calgary when they were pulled over at around 3 am.

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Police made the traffic stop after receiving information about a suspicious vehicle in the neighbourhood.

Once searched, police say they found a collapsible baton, brass knuckles, bear spray, and a 20-gauge side-by-side shotgun inside the vehicle.

Police state that both teens are facing charges of careless transportation of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

“This case is extremely concerning given the age of the offenders involved,” said Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns and Gangs Unit in the release.

“Criminal use and possession of firearms can have a huge impact on the safety of our citizens and we take these matters very seriously.”