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Police seize firearms, ammunition and cash

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

A long list of charges for a Cape Breton man.

The Inverness/Richmond RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit charged a 56-year-old man with firearms offences after executing a search warrant.

On December 20th at 4:20 p.m., police received a report of shots being fired near a residence on West Bay Rd.

On December 23rd, RCMP arrested Frank Eckhardt of Grand River in a vehicle stop on Hwy. 4 near St. Peter’s.

A short time later police executed a search warrant at a residence on Smith Rd.

During the search of the residence police seized firearms, including handguns, ammunition, gun powder and cash.

Eckhardt has been charged with careless transportation of a firearm (3 counts), careless storage of a firearm (4 counts), unlawful possession of a firearm (2 counts), possession of a firearm while knowing possession is unlawful (2 counts) and possession of a weapon obtained in the commission of an offence (2 counts).

The man was released on conditions and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on February 9th, 2022.

The investigation is ongoing and continues to be lead by the Inverness/Richmond RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Richmond Co. RCMP.

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