Pictou County RCMP charge man with firearms offences; recover various weapons including bazooka

Seized weapons
Police seized several firearms and a bazooka from a home in Glencoe, NS. Credit: RCMP

Pictou County District RCMP has charged a man with firearms offences after an incident on East River West Side Rd. in Glencoe.

On April 12, at approximately 4:15 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a man pointing a firearm at a woman at a home on East River West Side Rd. in Glencoe. Upon arrival at the home, RCMP officers learned that the woman had fled to a neighbouring home and was safe and uninjured. The woman advised that the man had pointed the firearm at her and pulled the trigger, but the firearm wasn’t loaded.

RCMP officers secured the area around the home and attempt to contact the man inside. There was no response received. RCMP officers continued to secure the residence while members of the Nova Scotia RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), and RCMP negotiators made their way to the scene. While waiting for ERT, RCMP officers observed the man exit the rear of the home. RCMP made contact with the man and he was safely taken into custody. The man was transported to the Pictou Detachment where he was held in cells overnight.

RCMP executed a search warrant at the home and seized six handguns, seven shotguns, eight rifles, a crossbow and various gun parts. A WWI bazooka was also seized and turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic.

Daren Douglas Loucks, 55, of Glencoe, has been charged with the following:
• Careless Use of Firearm;
• Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence;
• Pointing a Firearm;
• Uttering Threats;
• Unsafe Storage of a Firearm.

Loucks was remanded into custody and will appear in Pictou Provincial Court on April 27, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.