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Six Arrests Made and a Firearm Seized in a Stolen Vehicle Investigation,
Weston Road and Highway 401,
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Case #: 2024-1034790

The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of six arrests made and a firearm seized in a stolen vehicle investigation.

On Monday, May 13, 2024, at approximately 10:15 p.m., police were patrolling in the Weston Road and Highway 401 area.

It is alleged that:

  • officers were driving in the area when they were alerted to a stolen vehicle by their Automatic Licence Plate Reader (ALPR) 
  • officers safely stopped the vehicle with six occupants inside
  • a loaded firearm was located inside the vehicle (see image) 

A woman, 18, of Mississauga, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000
  2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  3. Possession of Restricted Firearm without Holding a License
  4. Possession of a loaded Restricted Firearm
  5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  6. Careless Storage of Ammunition
  7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  8. Unlicensed Person possess restricted Firearm
  9. Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  10. Unlawfully Purchase Automobile Master Key
  11. Possess Break in Instrument

She appeared in court at the Toronto Regional Bail Centre, 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 102.

A boy, 15*, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000
  2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  3. Possession of Restricted Firearm without Holding a License
  4. Possession of a loaded Restricted Firearm
  5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  6. Careless Storage of Ammunition
  7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  8. Unlicensed Person possess restricted Firearm
  9. Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  10. Unlawfully Purchase Automobile Master Key
  11. Possess Break in Instrument

He appeared in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 606.

A boy, 17*, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000
  2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  3. Possession of Restricted Firearm without Holding a License
  4. Possession of a loaded Restricted Firearm
  5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  6. Careless Storage of Ammunition
  7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  8. Unlicensed Person possess restricted Firearm
  9. Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  10. Unlawfully Purchase Automobile Master Key
  11. Possess Break in Instrument

He appeared in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 606.

A boy, 17*, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000
  2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  3. Possession of Restricted Firearm without Holding a License
  4. Possession of a loaded Restricted Firearm
  5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  6. Careless Storage of Ammunition
  7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  8. Unlicensed Person possess restricted Firearm
  9. Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  10. Unlawfully Purchase Automobile Master Key
  11. Possess Break in Instrument

He appeared in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 606.

A girl, 15*, of Brampton, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000
  2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  3. Possession of Restricted Firearm without Holding a License
  4. Possession of a loaded Restricted Firearm
  5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  6. Careless Storage of Ammunition
  7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  8. Unlicensed Person possess restricted Firearm
  9. Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  10. Unlawfully Purchase Automobile Master Key
  11. Possess Break in Instrument

She appeared in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 606.

A girl, 15*, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000
  2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  3. Possession of Restricted Firearm without Holding a License
  4. Possession of a loaded Restricted Firearm
  5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
  6. Careless Storage of Ammunition
  7. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  8. Unlicensed Person possess restricted Firearm
  9. Possession of Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  10. Unlawfully Purchase Automobile Master Key
  11. Possess Break in Instrument

She appeared in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 606.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.

**Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***

The automatic plate reader is directly integrated into the new in-car camera system and can read the plates of vehicles traveling up to 225 km/h.

The ALPR system, approved by the Toronto Police Service Board in July 2023, has been used by police services across the province.

The ALPR program includes all recorded stolen vehicles nationwide. The data is provided from a ‘hotlist’ of vehicles from the Ministry of Transportation, which is updated daily.

ALPR supports road safety, enhances frontline efficiency, and provides TPS investigators with an opportunity to leverage hotlists for ongoing investigations.


By Constable Shannon Eames

Constable Shannon Eames

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Phil Bevilacqua

Detective Phil Bevilacqua

31 Division

 

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