Chilliwack man, 27, arrested and charged after 10 rifles and stolen property seized

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      A Chilliwack man who has previously spent time in jail for illegally possessing firearms in Alberta has been arrested and charged after he was found in possession of numerous rifles and stolen property in the Fraser Valley.

      After a break-and-enter at a residence in Lindell Beach was reported to Chilliwack RCMP in May, investigators identified a suspect connected to an address in the 46000 block of Reece Avenue.

      After gathering evidence, police seized nine rifles from a vehicle during a traffic stop in the 8800 block of Young Road and arrested one individual.

      On the same afternoon, officers arrested the suspect near the Reece Avenue address.

      Around 6:30 p.m., officers used a search warrant at the residence and seized a rifle and property linked to the Lindell Beach break-and-enter.

      Andrew Scott Charpentier, a 27-year-old resident of Chilliwack, is charged with break-and-enter theft, possessing property obtained by crime, several firearms charges, and driving while prohibited or with a suspended license.

      Charpentier remains in custody and will appear in court on July 2.

      Charpentier had previously faced 100 charges after being arrested in Red Deer, Alberta, in November 2017 after the seizure of 29 firearms as well as stolen property.

      He had been sentenced to 230 days in jail minus time spent in custody.