A 16-year-old male youth stopped by Thompson RCMP officers who believed there was a warrant for his arrest turned out to be carrying a can of bear spray.
Officers were on patrol around 2 p.m. Aug. 30 when they saw the youth. He was stopped and it was determined that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
While conducting a search, police found the bear spray in the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and subsequently remanded into custody.