Huntsville man charged with weapons offences

Police called after a report of a person shooting an air rifle while seated in a car

A Huntsville man who was bound by a recognizance with the conditions to keep the peace, be of good behaviour and not to possess weapons is accused of shooting an air rifle while seated in a car.

Ontario Provincial Police were on West Road in Huntsville when they were alerted about the situation on Wednesday evening. Police were told the air rifle was pointed in the direction of another person. An air rifle was seized and a 21-year-old was charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon contrary to section 267 (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Use imitation of a firearm while committing an offence contrary to section 85 (2)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Police also tacked on an additional charge as a result of what they say was the suspect’s breach of recognizance associated with an unrelated criminal matter. The suspect was charged with the following:

  • Two counts of breach of recognizance contrary to section 811 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear on September 27, 2022, in the Ontario Court of Justice, Muskoka.

The investigation is ongoing and the OPP would like to speak with a male and female that were walking their dog on West Road at the time of this occurrence.

If anyone has information about this, please contact the Huntsville OPP Detachment at 705-789-5551 or the Provincial Communication Centre at 888-310-1122. You can also provide an anonymous tip online at or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.

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