For Immediate Release: July 24, 2012
Waterloo Region, ON – Joseph David BEVAN, 25 years, wanted by Waterloo Regional Police in connection with an investigation into the trafficking of illegal firearms, is now in police custody.
BEVAN was arrested after turning himself in to police this afternoon in Kitchener.
An arrest warrant was issued for BEVAN on July 18, 2012. The accused faces charges of Trafficking Firearms, Unauthorized Possession of a Non-restricted Firearm, Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition and Breach of Recognizance.
BEVAN is being held in custody pending further investigation and a court appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice on July 25, 2012.
Police would like to thank members of the media and the community for their assistance.
Members of Waterloo Regional Police Strategic and Tactical Services are committed to working in partnership with the community in locating and removing illegal firearms and identifying the individuals involved in the trafficking of guns and ammunition.
Anyone having any information or who has observed suspicious activity is urged to call Strategic and Tactical Services Guns and Gangs at 519 650 8500 ext. 8711 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
Inspector Kevin Thaler, Executive Officer
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8713
Olaf Heinzel, Public Affairs Coordinator
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8773