Handgun seized, two people arrested on weapons charges in Orillia

Police say they also seized bear spray

Two men face weapons charges following a traffic stop in Orillia.

Provincial police say a vehicle was pulled over on West Street North around 9:30 on Thursday night.

One of the suspects gave a false name to the officers and was arrested. During a search of the individual, police say they found a loaded handgun, as well as a can of bear spray in the vehicle. Police determined that the person was also in breach of condition from previous charges. A second suspect was also arrested.

A 19-year-old from North York has been charged with the following:

·      Carry Concealed Prohibited Device or Ammunition

·      Carry Concealed Prohibited Device or Ammunition

·      Careless Use of a Firearm

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

·      Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm Obtained by Crime

·      Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing There Was a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

·      Transport Firearm in a Careless Manner

·      Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammo

·      Possession of a Prohibited device

·      Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (Two Counts)

·      Obstruct Peace Officer

·      Possess firearm or ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

·      Failure to comply with Release order (Four Counts)

The accused was held for a bail hearing on June 30, 2022, in Barrie.

A 41-year-old from Orillia was charged with the following:

·      Careless Use of a Firearm

·      Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (Two Counts)

·      Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

·      Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

·      Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing There Was a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon

·      Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammo

·      Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm Obtained by Crime

·      Transport Firearm in a Careless Manner

·      Carry Concealed Prohibited Device or Ammunition

The accused was held for a bail hearing on June 30, 2022, in Barrie.

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