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Media Release

Release Date: March 31st, 2020 - 3:20pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Barrett Gabriel, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2215

Contact: D/Constable, Shane Glenfield, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2216

Location: Oakville

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Man Charged after 69 Firearms Seized

​Halton Regional Police Service officers have seized 69 firearms and laid 17 charges after an investigation that began in Oakville.

On the morning of March 26, 2020, officers were called to an Oakville residence in regards to a male in possession of a firearm. Responding officers located and arrested the suspect with a loaded handgun. No injuries were sustained during the arrest and no shots were fired.

Investigation revealed the suspect was also the owner of numerous registered firearms and the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau executed public safety warrants in Burlington and Stoney Creek.  As a result, 69 restricted, non-restricted, and prohibited firearms were seized by police (see attached photo for some of the seized firearms).

Paul Galardo (60), of Stoney Creek has been charged with 17 firearm and prohibited weapons offences.  He was held for a bail hearing in Milton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Shane Glenfield of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.