Toronto Men Nabbed w 60 Handguns in Cornwall Ontario – #CCPS #Project Patton 062218

Toronto Men Nabbed w 60 Handguns in Cornwall Ontario – #CCPS #Project Patton 062218

60 HANDGUNS SEIZED IN JOINT GUN SMUGGLING INVESTIGATION

Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) recently assisted the Toronto Police Service Gun and Gang Task Force in a gun smuggling investigation, resulting in the seizure of 60 prohibited handguns.

On May 23rd, 2018, at approximately 9:30 pm, police conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle in the area of McConnell Avenue. As a result of the traffic stop, officers located 60 prohibited handguns in the trunk of the motor vehicle. Harris Poyser (58) and Kareem Lewis (37) of the Toronto area were arrested, taken into custody and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking weapons.

The seizure of the weapons was a part of a greater operation called Project Patton, led by the Toronto Police Service in partnership with several other police agencies.

The CCPS believes that the seized firearms were destined for distribution in the Greater Toronto area.

“I attribute the successful arrest of the gun trafficking suspects to strong inter-agency cooperation,” said Detective Sergeant Chad Maxwell of the Criminal Investigations Division. “The seizure of these weapons will have a sweeping impact, not only in Cornwall, but in the Greater Toronto Area.”

The CCPS is committed to investigative excellence, teamwork, and assisting policing partners across the province.

FRAUD

Cornwall, ON – Moshood Saka, 19, of North York, ON was arrested on June 21st, 2018 and charged with fraud under $5000. It is alleged in January, 2017 the man made unauthorized transactions using the bank account of a man unknown to him. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. On June 21st, 2018 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.

WARRANT

Cornwall, ON – Tara Knutt, 38, of Alexandria was arrested on June 21st, 2018 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged the woman failed to comply with a recognizance order and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On June 21st, 2018 a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service attended the Cornwall Courthouse as the woman was in custody on an unrelated matter. The warrant was executed and the woman remained in custody pending a bail hearing.

MISCHIEF UNDER $5000, BREACH

Cornwall, ON – Dustin Beddingfield, 28, of Cornwall was arrested on June 21st, 2018 and charged with mischief under $5000 and breach of probation and undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged on June 3rd, 2018 the man damaged a vacuum at a Second Street business and police were contacted to investigate. On June 21st, 2018 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on July 17th, 2018.

BREACH

Cornwall, ON – A 15-year-old Cornwall youth was arrested on June 21st, 2018 and charged with breach of undertaking for failing to reside at a certain address and failing to notify a change of address to police. It is alleged on June 7th, 2018, police found the youth to no longer reside at a certain address and an investigation ensued. On June 21st, 2018, he was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as per provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

ASSAULT

Cornwall, ON – A 22-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on June 21st, 2018 and charged with assault. It is alleged during an argument on June 19th, 2018 the man assaulted his girlfriend and police were contacted to investigate. On June 21st, 2018 the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

MISCHIEF

Cornwall, ON – A 24-year-old Akwesasne woman was arrested on June 21st, 2018 and charged with mischief under $5000. It is alleged on June 12th, 2018 the woman damaged a vehicle belonging to her ex-girlfriend’s mother. Police were later contacted and an investigation ensued. On June 21st, 2018 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on July 29th, 2018. Her name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.

BREACH

Cornwall, ON – Kanatase Mitchell, 31, of Akwesasne was arrested on June 21st, 2018 and charged with breach of recognizance for having consumed alcohol. It is alleged on June 21st, 2018 the man was found in breach of his conditions and an investigation ensued. The man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on July 26th, 2018.

TAKE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT CONSENT, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, BREACH

Cornwall, ON – Joshua Sabourin, 25, of Cornwall was arrested on June 22nd, 2018 and charged with take motor vehicle without consent, possession of methamphetamine (speed) and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged on June 22nd, 2018 the man took a motor vehicle without permission and police were contacted to investigate. During the investigation the man was located by police, taken into custody and found to be in possession of a quantity of speed. He was charged accordingly and held for a bail hearing.




CALLS FOR SERVICE

There were 60 calls for service in the City of Cornwall in the last 24 hours (8 am the previous day to 8 am the day of the release).

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