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Arrest, gun seizure at motel

Police in Penticton arrested a man on outstanding warrants on Friday and seized a stolen handgun.

Seamus Kirby was apprehended when Penticton RCMP descended on a local motel.

The region's targeted enforcement unit also executed a search warrant and recovered a nine millimetre handgun, ammunition and other items.

The handgun was determinedly stolen during a residential break and enter in Penticton last month. 

"This intelligence-based investigation led to another firearm being removed from the streets and away from criminals," Const. Ryan Shedden of the targeted enforcement unit said in a news release.

The 26-year-old Kirby has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2013. He had 26 criminal convictions as of last July.

Kirby will appear in Penticton court on Wednesday for charges relating to his most recent arrest.



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