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Arrests made in Firearm Investigation,
Vanderhoof Avenue and Brentcliffe Road,
Two men face multiple charges



Broadcast time: 18:40
Thursday, October 3, 2019

51 Division
416-808-5100

Case #: 2019-1891056


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two arrests following a Firearms and Drug investigation, which led to a search warrant and seizure.

It is alleged that:

- in October, 2017, Derek Rwahwire, 25, was arrested and charged with firearm and drug offences. He was subsequently released on bail with specific conditions

- in December 2018 officers observed the accused breaching his house arrest condition and attempted to arrest him. He fled and evaded police

- in 2019 officers entered into an investigation into the criminal activities of Rwahwire

- on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, officers from the 51 Division's Major Crime Unit executed Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrants on two condominiums and a vehicle.

- As a result Derek Rwahwire, 25, and another man Jevon Moore, 23, both of Toronto were located at one of the addresses in the Vanderhoof Avenue and Brentcliffe Road area

- both men were arrested

- a large quantity of narcotics, ammunition and a loaded firearm were seized subsequent to the arrest.

Derek Rwahwire has been charged with:

1) Careless Storage of a Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Ammunition
3) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with ammo,
4) Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
5) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
6) Careless Storage of a prohibited device (over capacity magazine)
7) Possess Restricted prohibited device Knowing no Authority (Over capacity Magazine),
8) Three counts of Careless Storage of Ammunition
9) Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited
10) Four counts of Possession for the purpose of trafficking schedule I
11) Possession of proceeds of crime
12) Failing to comply with recognizance.

Jevon Moore has been charged with:

1) Careless Storage of a Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Ammunition
3) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with ammo
4) Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
5) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
6) Careless Storage of a prohibited device (over capacity magazine)
7) Possess Restricted prohibited device Knowing no Authority
8) Three counts of Careless Storage of Ammunition
9) Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

Both were scheduled to appear in court at on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Old City Hall, 10:00 a.m.


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.


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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Abdullah Nuri, 51 Division




Arrests made in Firearm Investigation,
Vanderhoof Avenue and Brentcliffe Road,
Two men face multiple charges



Firearm seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant
Above: Firearm seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant




Arrests made in Firearm Investigation,
Vanderhoof Avenue and Brentcliffe Road,
Two men face multiple charges



Quantity of drugs seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant
Above: Quantity of drugs seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant




Arrests made in Firearm Investigation,
Vanderhoof Avenue and Brentcliffe Road,
Two men face multiple charges



Quantity of drugs seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant
Above: Quantity of drugs seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant




Arrests made in Firearm Investigation,
Vanderhoof Avenue and Brentcliffe Road,
Two men face multiple charges



Quantity of drugs seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant
Above: Quantity of drugs seized in Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant