Search warrant executed in 51 Division,
Four persons, including two Young Persons, charged,
Four firearms, ammunition seized
Broadcast time: 06:29
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Case #: 2018-1047884
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of recent arrests involving the seizure of firearms.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, at approximately 10 p.m., officers from the 51 Division Major Crime Unit and the TPS Emergency Task Force executed a Criminal Code search warrant at an address in the Gerrard Street East and Bayview Avenue area.
Three persons were arrested on scene without incident. A fourth person arrived at the location during the execution of the search warrant and was also arrested.
It is alleged that the following was seized during the execution of the search warrant:
- a loaded .410 gauge sawed-off shotgun (prohibited weapon)
- a .270 Winchester short magnum calibre rifle with scope
- a .17 calibre Hornady Magnum Rimfire rifle with scope
- a 12 gauge shotgun
- a large quantity of ammunition in various calibres
- approximately 577 grams of marijuana
It is further alleged that:
- subsequent investigation revealed that two of the rifles had previously been reported stolen.
Two Young Persons and two adults are charged jointly with:
1) Careless Storage of a Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Ammunition
3) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
4) Possession of a Prohibited Weapon without Authority
5) Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
6) Weapons Dangerous
7) Possession of a Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence
8) Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
Additionally, one Young Person was charged with:
1) Fail to Comply with Recognizance
They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018.
This investigation is part of a recently started initiative called Project Red Brick, intended to address an increased level of firearms-related crime in the Regent Park community.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Michael Richmond, 51 Division