Driver charged after arms found in vehicle

Vehicle stuck in ditch, driver sleeping behind the wheel

On December 13, 2019 at 5:50 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a (white) truck partially in the ditch at Allenford Road near Parkhead Road, South Bruce Peninsula.

OPP officers arrived at the scene and found a person sleeping behind the wheel. Observed in the vehicle was a firearm and ammunition. The driver was arrested for breaching a Firearms Prohibition Order.

A 35 year old male of South Bruce Peninsula was charged with the following offences,

  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, section 91(1) CC
  • Breach of Firearms Regulation-Store firearm or restricted weapon, section 86(2) CC

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on January 23, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.