Owen Sound Police Service vehicle on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Owen Sound, Ont. Rob Gowan/The Owen Sound Sun Times/Postmedia Network
Police are crediting a trio of residents for assisting them to nab a man who had a weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun, concealed in his waistband in Owen Sound’s downtown.“This was an excellent example of citizens helping police to take criminals off our streets,” Owen Sound Police Service acting Sgt. Peter Daniels said in a news release.Officers were called to 10th Street and 3rd Avenue East just before 2:30 p.m. Monday after receiving two separate calls from people alerting police to a man who was possibly armed with a handgun in his waistband.A third citizen told officers where they could find the man, Daniels said in the release.The man was found and arrested. Police say he had a BB gun that closely resembled a real handgun in his waistband. Police also found a small quantity of what they believe to be fentanyl.A 30-year-old Owen Sound man has been charged with weapons dangerous, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing fentanyl, breaching four weapons prohibitions and breaching two probation orders.