Suspect Arrested and Police Seized Drugs, Ammunition and Gun in Oshawa

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A 43-year-old male faces numerous firearm-related charges after an investigation in Oshawa Monday morning.

On Monday, October 10, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., members from Central East Division were called to the area of Anderson Avenue and Rideau Street for reports of an armed male in a grey Chevrolet. Officers arrived and located the suspect and the suspect vehicle. The suspect was arrested without incident and police located a loaded firearm, ammunition, cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.

Steve JOHNSON, age 43, of Alwin Circle in Pickering faces 11 criminal charges including: Possess Loaded Restricted/Prohibited Firearm; Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm; Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number Has Been Tampered with; Transport Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulation and Possess Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

He was held for a bail hearing.

A photo of the firearm is attached or can be viewed at www.drps.ca under Newsroom.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Shaw of the Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2712.

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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