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Media Release

Release Date: June 28th, 2019 - 11:24pm

Originator: Staff Sergeant, S/Sgt. Paul Davies, 1 District Uniform Operations, 905.825.4747 ext. 2410

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Location: Milton

Dangerous and Armed Man Arrested in Milton

Dangerous and Armed Man Arrested in Milton

After a two day investigation, involving two incidents of a vehicle fleeing from police and a police officer being grazed by the culprit, a Milton man has been arrested and a shotgun has been taken off the street.

The investigation began on Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle with stolen plates fled from police on Childs Drive near Nippissing Road in Milton.  Due to heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic at that time, officers did not engage in a pursuit.

On the following day, the same vehicle was located in a parking lot on Millside Drive in Milton.  Officers observed the culprit changing the licence plates on the vehicle but he disappeared into a high rise before officers could engage him.  While searching the building, the suspect was observed in another vehicle in a covered garage area.  As an officer approached the car, the suspect drove forward and made an aggressive steering manoeuvre to bump the officer.  The officer managed to step back quickly and although grazed, was not injured.

A short time later the vehicle was found abandoned in an industrial area.  The suspect was then located trying to flee along a railway line.  He was immediately apprehended and taken into custody.  A search of his tote bag revealed he was carrying a short stock shotgun.

Charged with seventeen criminal offences including Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Driving, Assault Police Officer as well as many drug and breach of probation charges is Graham Drennan, aged 37, of Milton.  He was held for bail and was remanded into custody until July 11th.  Drennan is well known to police in Halton and surrounding jurisdictions.  He currently has several warrants outstanding with other police services within the province.

Although Halton is considered one of the safest communities in Canada, we are not immune to the intrusion of serious criminal activity by dangerous individuals.  Through effective police work; from alert and dedicated patrol officers to effective investigative and technological efforts, a dangerous individual and a firearm were taken off the streets.