Traffic Stop Locates Wanted Person, 23 Charges Laid


On January 12, 2024, officers with patrol services charged 30-year-old Michelle Lapointe with a variety of drug and weapon offences.

Around 2:00 a.m., officers patrolling the area of Wellington Street East at Pine Street conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by the accused. The accused was identified and was known to have a warrant for their arrest from an incident occurring last August. They were arrested on the strength of the warrant.

On August 23, 2023, detectives began investigating an incident involving a firearm in the 100 block of Farquhar Street in which someone else was arrested in connection with a Peterborough homicide. At the time of this arrest, the accused was located inside the residence with this individual. A subsequent search of the residence located three handguns, two high-capacity magazines, ammunition, and several magazines loaded with ammunition. As a result, a warrant was issued for the accused’s involvement with the firearms.

After their arrest on January 12, 2024, officers searched the accused and found them to be in possession of a collapsible baton and small quantities of suspected fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

The accused is charged with:

  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition x3
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm x3
  • Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition x5
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x4
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon x3
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing There Was Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Possession of Schedule I Substance x3

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


One thought on “Traffic Stop Locates Wanted Person, 23 Charges Laid

  1. It’s getting worse by the day. The city and it’s useless mayor have all the wrong priorities and the government’s catch and release policies are a disaster.

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