WRPS Direct Action Response Team Recover Firearms after Arrest in Kitchener

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service's Direct Action Response Team have arrested a 27-year-old Kitchener male in Kitchener. 

On March 29, 2023, police arrested a male in the area of Brybeck Crescent for an outstanding warrant. 

As part of the investigation, police searched a vehicle and found two firearms, which were seized. 

As a result of the investigation, the male was charged with numerous offences, including: 

  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition 
  • Occupy vehicle knowing there is a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (two counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts) 
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts) 
  • Careless use of a firearm (two counts)
  • Careless storage of a firearm (two counts) 
  • Careless storage of ammunition (two counts) 
  • Firearm possession contrary to order (two counts) 
  • Ammunition possession contrary to order (two counts) 
  • Possession of unmarked cigarettes 
  • Breach probation 
  • Fail to comply with release order (four counts) 

The accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing. 

Occ: 23-085325 (917)

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
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519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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