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Caledon OPP Seize Loaded Handgun During Routine Traffic Stop

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Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) seized a loaded handgun during a routine traffic stop.

On September 15, 2022, at approximately 12:41 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop while on regular patrol in the area of Larson Peak Road near Learmont Avenue. The preliminary investigation led officers to search the vehicle for cannabis. A loaded handgun was subsequently located. All four occupants were placed under arrest for the unlawful possession of a firearm.

As a result of the investigation, Ravjit SANGHERA, 20, of Caledon, was charged with:

  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of firearms or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, two counts
  • Fail to comply with probation order

Jaisal KUMARAGURU, 18, of Mississauga, was charged with:

  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

Jelani GRIFFITH, 18, of Brampton, was charged with:

  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Failure to comply with release order
  • Failure to comply with undertaking

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

A fourth occupant, a 17-year-old male from Brampton, was also charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Have care or control of vehicle with cannabis in open original packaging

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on November 28, 2022, to answer to the charges. A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and therefore, the identity of the Young Person involved in this investigation will be withheld.

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, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2000 upon an arrest.

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