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Police chase leads to loaded gun, drugs and cash; pair faces numerous charges

Pursuit was abandoned, but police located the suspect vehicle on a residential street in the 10th Sideroad and Innisfil Beach Road area
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2019-11-09 Drugs and guns
South Simcoe police display some of the items following a police pursuit and subsequent traffic stop. Photo supplied

NEWS RELEASE
SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE SERVICE
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INNISFIL — Two people face a very long list of serious charges after a police pursuit resulted in the seizure of a loaded gun, drugs and cash in Innisfil.  

On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 around 11:50 p.m., a South Simcoe Police officer conducting traffic enforcement stopped a Ram pickup truck in the area of Innisfil Beach Road and 20th Sideroad after the pickup ran a red light.  

As the officer approached the truck, it fled at a high rate of speed. The officer engaged in a pursuit, but eventually called it off for both the safety of the public and the officer.  

A short time later, police located the abandoned truck on a residential street in the 10th Sideroad and Innisfil Beach Road area.

PSD Nitro commenced a track in a wooded area and found several items which were seized by police. Officers in the area quickly located two suspects and placed them under arrest.  

A loaded .22 calibre sawed-off rifle was recovered along with a quantity of cash and drugs.  

Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

As a result of investigation, a 20-year-old Toronto man was charged with:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession for the purpose - suspected cocaine
  • Red light - fail to stop
  • Race a motor vehicle
  • Class G1 licence holder unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

A 29-year-old Barrie woman was charged with:
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession for the purpose - suspected cocaine
  • Unauthorized possession of weapon
  • Possession of suspected heroin
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Both accused were held for a bail hearing.

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