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Media Release

Release Date: September 12th, 2019 - 11:03am

Originator: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2284

Contact: Detective, Ron Wright, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2284

Location: Oakville

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Search Warrant for Stolen Property Yields Handgun

​During the overnight hours of August 17 and 28 and September 7, 2019, there were 31 thefts from motor vehicles and three break and enters into garages in the Town of Oakville. Members of the Halton Regional Police Service – Street Crime Unit commenced an investigation into the incidents.

On September 11, 2019 members of 2 District Street Crime Unit were granted a judicial authorization to execute a Criminal Code search warrant in the City of Brampton. Detectives seized suspected stolen property, a set of brass knuckles, a handgun and a magazine with ammunition.

Police have arrested Christopher Anthony Owen (31) of Brampton.  He has been charged with:

-Theft under $5000 (7 counts)

-Break and enter with intent (2 counts)

-Possession of property obtained by crime (3 counts)

-Unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm

-Possession of a restricted firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized

-Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition

-Tampering with a serial number

-Carless storage of a firearm

-Possession of a prohibited weapon

-Possession of a prohibited weapon knowing the possession is unauthorized

Owen was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact 2 District, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Ron Wright 905-825-4747 ext 2284.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.