Driver Found in Possession of a Firearm

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A driver was found in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop in Oshawa.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a member from Central East Division observed a vehicle speeding through a construction zone in the area of Harmony Road North and Adelaide Avenue East. The vehicle was travelling 90 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and, upon further investigation, suspected the driver was impaired. The driver refused to provide a proper sample for the approved screening device. The male was arrested. When the vehicle was searched, a firearm was located inside.

Mayuran SRISKANDARAJAH, age 35 of Westfield Drive in Whitby, has been charged with: Stunt Driving; Refuse to Comply with Demand -Approved Screening Device; Careless Storage of a Firearm; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm Knowing it is Unauthorized; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Car; Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm and Fail to Comply with Release Order.

He was held for a bail hearing and his vehicle was impounded.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Birmingham of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5100.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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