Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Handgun And Stun Gun Seized


A 38-year-old Hamilton man has been arrested following a standoff, during which a handgun was involved.

On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, just after 11:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to an incident at an address near Mountain Avenue South and Maple Avenue in Stoney Creek, prompted by a reported sighting of a weapon.

Upon arrival in the area, officers were confronted by an individual pointing a firearm at them, prompting an immediate withdrawal. In response, the police established a containment perimeter to manage the situation, in which, roads were closed off and residents in the area were advised to remain within their homes, until the situation was made safe.

Following instructions from police, the occupants of the residence, identified as an adult male and an adult female, exited without incident and were subsequently arrested.

45-year-old male, Sean David Thorburn has been charged for the following offences;

  • Breach of Firearm Regulation
  • Two counts of Fail to Comply
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Point Firearm
  • Possession Contrary to Order
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm- Loaded
  • Possession of Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000

Further investigation uncovered that Sean David Thorburn is presently wanted by both Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP Detachment.

It was determined that the adult female was a victim in the situation and was released unconditionally.

During the execution of a search at the residence, police discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun with four bullets in the magazine inside the home. Additionally, it was confirmed that the vehicle parked in the driveway, a white Ford F550, had been reported stolen from the Guelph Area. Subsequent search of the vehicle led to the finding of a stun gun.

Police located and arrested 38-year-old, Justin Mattina, who was believed to have been present in the residence before the arrival of the police.

Justin Mattina has been charged with three counts of Fail to Comply.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, please contact Detective Sergeant Candace Culp at 905-546-2907.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com