Nova Scotia man arrested on weapons charges waiting for court appearance

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Mark Baltzer is escorted to the Stephenville courthouse by RCMP officers. Photo by Transcontinental Media/The Western Star

Mark Baltzer continues to wait for a court appearance in Stephenville.
The 53-year-old Kings County, N.S., man was brought into court earlier this morning, but has yet to appear before a judge.
Baltzer was intercepted by police on the Trans-Canada Highway just outside of St. George's Sunday evening. Police in Port aux Basques received a tip from Marine Atlantic staff that the man was aboard the ferry to Newfoundland with a number of firerams in his vehicle, on his way to kill police officers in the Corner Brook area.
Police said Baltzer revealed his intentions to someone during the crossing. During his arrest, police seized boxes of rifle ammunition, a high-powered rifle, a crossbow, a bow, numerous arrows and a machete from inside the vehicle. He was arrested for breaching conditions of his undertaking for being out of the province of Nova Scotia, as well as numerous firearm and weapons offences.

Organizations: Trans-Canada Highway, Marine Atlantic

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Stephenville, Kings St. George's Port aux Basques Newfoundland Corner Brook

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  • Shannon
    July 28, 2010 - 08:44

    What has this town come to ...seriously