Dufferin OPP seize handgun in Shelburne, lay a multitude of charges

by | Feb 28, 2023 | Local News

Just after 10 p.m. Saturday February 25th, police spotted a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on Main Street in Shelburne. The officer ended up finding a loaded handgun.One of the suspects led police on a foot-chase before they were taken into custody, and all three occupants were placed under arrest. The handgun was seized along with a knife, balaclavas and zip ties.A 23-year-old from Toronto has been charged with Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; Carrying a concealed weapon; Unauthorized possession of a firearm; Knowledge of unauthorized possession; Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition; knowing there was a firearm in the vehicle; Conspiracy; Obstruction; Possession of firearm or ammunition; and Resisting an Officer.A 22-year-old from Pickering has been charged with knowing there was a firearm in the vehicle; Obstruction; Conspiracy; and Failing to comply with an undertaking.A 20-year-old from Dundalk has been charged with three counts of Failing to comply with a release order; knowing there was a firearm in the vehicle; Obstruction; and Conspiracy.The three were transported to the Dufferin Detachment, where they were held for a bail hearing.

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