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Media Release

Release Date: July 14th, 2020 - 8:14am

Originator: Detective, Barry Malciw, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2218

Contact: D/Constable, Ben Merchant, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2248

Location: Oakville


Male Arrested After Incident with Weapon on Balcony in Oakville

​On July 13, 2020, at approximately 9:44 am, the Halton Regional Police Service responded to the area of Trafalgar Road and Leighland Avenue in Oakville after receiving a call regarding a male who was on his balcony yelling obscenities while armed with a firearm.

Frontline officers, TAC, MCRT and K9, were deployed to the scene. Roads were closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the immediate area. During negotiations, the male exited the home unharmed and surrendered to the police.

Shawn Crawford (30) of Oakville was charged with uttering threats, cause disturbance and possession of weapons dangerous to the public peace. Crawford was held in custody.

A search warrant was later executed in relation to this incident. Two pellet gun-style firearms were recovered.

Halton Police wish to thank area residents for their patience as we worked to resolve this situation safely.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Ben Merchant of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2248

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.​