Two men charged after Mounties find guns while patrolling alley

Guns found, men charged

Two men are facing firearms-related charges after an eagle-eyed constable spotted a gun while patrolling a North Kamloops alley early Thursday morning, police say.

According to Mounties, an officer was patrolling an alley behind the 1000-block of Surrey Avenue when he observed a suspicious pickup truck.

“While investigating, the officer recognized a man known to police, in addition to what appeared to be a firearm,” RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release.

“Further investigation that followed led to the discovery of more weapons, including a handgun located on one of the suspects, a long gun, ammunition and a machete.”

Two men were arrested and charged. Michael George Luttman, 38, is facing five firearms charges. Kevin James Beattie, 22, is charged with three counts of possession of ammunition while prohibited.

Anyone with information about the incident can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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