The OPP in Iroquois Falls have diffused a potentially dangerous situation involving a gun-theft. Police say they responded to a call last week on Victoria Road after receiving a report of someone breaking into a home. The OPP later found the .25 caliber handgun in a sewer manhole a few blocks away from the scene.

Police says a 17-year old boy from Iroquois Falls has been charged with public mischief, breaking and entering and possession of a firearm. Inversely, police have also charged the 70-year-old Iroquois Falls man whom the gun was stolen from with carless storage and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

The OPP is taking the time to stress the importance of safely storing guns in your home.

(Written by: Greg Rosser)