Man facing more than a dozen weapons charges after arrest in Harewood

Taylor Dylan Chesal arrested on Seventh Street on Friday evening

A man was arrested and charged with more than a dozen firearms- and weapons-related offences.

Taylor Dylan Chesal was arrested and held in custody over the weekend after an incident at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday on the 600 block of Seventh Street.

“Police were advised Chesal had been seen with [a] handgun and was prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous police documented incidents,” noted an RCMP press release.

Nanaimo RCMP general duty officers as well as members of the Emergency Response Team attended the location and after several phone calls to the home, Chesal came out of the residence and was arrested.

A search warrant was obtained and investigators found an older-model revolver, ammunition, an ammunition press, gunpowder and brass knuckles.

On Monday, March 19, Chesal appeared in Nanaimo provincial court and was formally charged with possessing a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon and numerous charges relating to the ammunition. His next court date is April 10.

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