Firearms Charges Laid

Charges Laid

On March 5, 2024, detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit and Crime Suppression Unit, with assistance from the Emergency Services Unit and Ontario Provincial Police, charged 30-year-old Nicholas Turmaine with several firearm offences.

Around 4:20 p.m. on February 18, 2024, officers executed a search warrant at the accused’s residence in the 600 block of Wellington Street East in connection with a firearms investigation. The search located 116 rounds of ammunition, a long gun, three different rifles, a sawed-off shotgun, and a double barrel shotgun. All items were seized. The accused was not located inside the residence. A warrant was obtained for their arrest.

On March 5, 2024, officers were dispatched to a suspicious person call in the 400 block of Pim Street. Upon arrival, officers located the accused, who provided a false identity. Officers recognized the suspect as the accused, and they were arrested.

The accused is charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm x5
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm x6
  • Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition x7
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
  • Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution, or Obstruct Justice
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order – Other Than to Attend Court x8

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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