A mail-order handgun purchase has led to seven charges against 29-year-old North Van resident Trevor Glenn Beaton.
RCMP handout / PNG
A man known to police allegedly purchased the gun, a Glock 34 Gen 4 pistol, online under a false nameA North Vancouver man is in custody awaiting a court appearance to answer charges related to a mail-order handgun that was seized by police last month.On April 30, North Van RCMP received a tip from Armstrong RCMP about a fraudulent transaction involving the private sale of an illegal handgun to a buyer in North Vancouver.A man known to police allegedly bought the gun, a Glock 34 Gen 4 pistol, online under a false name and had it shipped to an address in North Van.North Vancouver RCMP tracked the man to an address in Vancouver and made an arrest just after midnight on May 1.A search warrant was later obtained to search two units at the Vancouver address where the gun was found.“We absolutely did not want another illegal handgun to make it to the street,” said North Van RCMP spokesman Sgt. Peter DeVries. “We knew we had a limited amount of time before it would be lost to the criminal element. So we jumped on it. We worked hard, we worked smart and we worked fast.”Trevor Glenn Beaton, 29, of North Vancouver faces five firearms charges and two charges related to identity theft. He is scheduled to appear in court June 10.