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Media Release

Release Date: August 11th, 2020 - 8:03am

Originator: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224

Contact: D/Constable, Autumn Mills, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2216

Location: Oakville

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Drugs and Firearm Seized in Oakville Arrest

​On August 8, 2020 at approximately 2:30 pm, uniform officers from the Halton Regional Police Service attempted to stop a motor vehicle in the Town of Oakville for Highway Traffic Act violations.  The vehicle refused to stop for police and fled the area.  A short time later, officers were able to locate the vehicle in the area of Trafalger Road and Rosegate Way.  Two occupants of the vehicle fled on foot.  After a brief foot pursuit, officers took two people into custody.    As a result of the arrest, police recovered a loaded handgun and 27 grams of cocaine.

Aristotle Berlanguet (18yrs) of Toronto has been charged with:

  • Flight from Police
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order
  • Possession of Schedule 1 – Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
  • Careless Use of Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm in a Motor Vehicle

Teja Peltomaa (19yrs) of Toronto has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
  • Careless Use of Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Schedule 1 – Cocaine

Berlan​guet was held pending a bail hearing.  Peltomaa was released with a future court date.

Anyone with information is asked to contact D/Cst Autumn Mills 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.

Persons charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.​​