Vancouver Police seized nine guns, a small quantity of drugs, and multiple weapons from inside a tent at Oppenheimer Park this week.
“This is a unique seizure because of the size of the stash of weapons in this one location,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, VPD.
Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about a domestic dispute in progress in the park, inside a tent, on Tuesday evening. Officers discovered the weapons lying in plain view inside the tent.
Police believe the tent is a shared or communal tent to which many people have access. A single occupant has not been identified.
All of the weapons have been seized. The guns are being analyzed by the VPD to confirm if they are replicas or real. The remaining weapons and drugs are in police custody and will be destroyed.
“We are working with the community to keep the neighborhood safe,” adds Sergeant Roed. “Taking these weapons off the streets is another step in in the right direction. Officers will continue providing a presence, keeping the peace, and ensuring public safety for the park and surrounding neighbourhood.”
The following weapons and items were seized:
- one airsoft Glock handgun
- one SKS rifle
- one airsoft AR-15
- two 6mm cal. orange handguns
- one silver revolver
- suspected replica Uzi
- suspected replica rifle receiver
- one rifle butt stock sawed off
- seven cans of bear spray
- one compound hunting bow
- over 30 knives
- two machetes
- two axes
- two smoke grenades
- two smoke bombs
- one pair of handcuffs
- various shotgun shells and rifle ammunition
- over a dozen propane tanks
- drugs, including powders, pills and liquids
- multiple bicycles