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Stolen handgun found on man banned from being in Timmins: police

The accused was on court-imposed conditions to only be in the city for court, he's now facing a number of weapons-related charges
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The Timmins Police Station on Spruce Street South.

A Brampton man arrested while allegedly in possession of a stolen handgun is facing a number of weapons-related charges.

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, a Timmins Police officer recognized a Brampton man driving in Schumacher. The man was under court-imposed conditions to not be in Timmins except for court, says police. 

After refusing to stop for police, officers pulled the vehicle over doing a co-ordinated stop. The suspect was arrested at the intersection of Spruce Street and Algonquin Boulevard. 

He was in possession of a stolen handgun, says police.

At this stage in the investigation, a 28-year-old from Brampton is charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • 2 counts of drive under suspension
  • Flight from Police contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada 
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose 
  • Carry a firearm in a careless manner
  • Being the occupant of a motor vehicle – knowing that a firearm is present
  • 2 counts of possession of property obtained by crime 
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order contrary
  • 3 counts of fail to comply with release order
  • Fail to comply with probation order

The accused had a bail hearing on Jan. 13 and remains in police custody. His next court appearance is on Feb. 13.