Hamilton, Ontario,
31
May
2019
|
23:30
America/New_York

Youth Arrested for Possession of Firearm

A 17-year-old Hamilton male appeared in court today after a firearm; ammunition and a prohibited weapon were seized in his residence this morning.

Hamilton Police remain committed to addressing illegally possessed firearms in our community. After receiving information regarding illegal activity surrounding a residence in the area of Garth Street and Limeridge Road West, in the City of Hamilton, the Division 30 Heat and BEAR Unit initiated an investigation. In the early morning hours on Friday, May 31, 2019, members of the Emergency Response Unit executed a search warrant at this residence.

A 17-year-old male youth was arrested. During the search, police located a pump action shotgun, a replica pistol, ammunition and a prohibited weapon. The male was taken into police custody. He appeared in court today to answer to several weapon-related offences.

SEIZED

  • Loaded pump action shotgun
  • Replica 9mm handgun
  • Black metal brass knuckles
  • Ammunition

CHARGED

  • Hamilton male, 17-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possess loaded firearm without authorization
  • Possess firearm with altered serial number
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon.

If you have any information regarding this incident and you believe the information could assist Police with the investigation, please contact Detective Sergeant Marco DelConte by calling (905) 546-3851.

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