OPP Reports

Caledon OPP Seize Loaded Handgun During RIDE Check

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) seized a loaded handgun from a vehicle during a RIDE spot check.

On June 21, shortly after 11:30 p.m., Caledon OPP was conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere) spot check in the area of Innis Lake Road and Healey Road. A vehicle entered the area and a preliminary investigation led officers to conduct a search. A loaded handgun was subsequently located. All three occupants were placed under arrest.

A 24 year old of Brampton was charged with:

• Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition

• Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

• Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

• Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

• Possession of a schedule 1 substance – Heroin

• Breach of firearms regulations – transport firearm or restricted weapon

• Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition

A 25 year old of Brampton, as well as a 23 year old of Caledon, were also both charged with:

• Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition

• Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

• Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

• Breach of firearms regulations – transport firearm or restricted weapon

• Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition

All three accused were held for a Bail Hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

If you observe unusual activity in your community, report it immediately to police by calling 911. Make note of vehicle licence plates if you can. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify.

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