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Media Release

Release Date: October 15th, 2020 - 3:06pm

Originator: Sergeant, Julie Powers, 1 District Operations, 905-825-4747 ext 7106

Contact: Detective, Mark Brewster, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2420

Location: Milton

Handgun Seized Following Traffic Stop in Milton

​On October 15, 2020, at approximately 4:00 am, the Halton Regional Police Service investigated a vehicle at a park near James Snow Parkway and Main Street in Milton. As a result of the investigation, a male party was arrested and a handgun was seized.

Justin Garcia-Reeleder (20) of Toronto has been charged with the following offences:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
  • Possess a Firearm Knowing the Serial Number has been Tampered/Defaced
  • Possess Cannabis Over 30 grams
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest

The accused was held pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Mark Brewster of the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2420.

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.