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