Police lay firearms charges



Police have charged a man in relation to a firearms investigation.

On May 6 at approximately 7:30 p.m. East Division Patrol officers and members of the Emergency Response Team arrested a man in the area of Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth in relation to a firearms investigation. The man exited a vehicle and attempted to flee from police but was arrested after a short foot pursuit. Officers seized a loaded firearm from the man.

Stephen Derez Brown-Beals, 22, is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court today to face charges of:

  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
  • Storing a firearm contrary to the regulations
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a court order (x2)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order (x4)