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Media Release

Release Date: October 29th, 2020 - 8:42am

Originator: D/Sergeant, Ellie Bale, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2415

Contact: Detective, Shaun Steinmar, 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2491

Location: Milton

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Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Search Warrant, Seized Firearm, Drugs and Recovered Stolen Property

‚ÄčOn Wednesday, October 28, 2020, members of the Halton Regional Police Service - 1 District Street Crime Unit and Risk Mitigation Team concluded a criminal investigation involving a stolen vehicle from Milton. With the assistance of the Tactical Rescue Unit, investigators executed a Criminal Code search warrant on Princess Street in the Town of Rockwood.

As a result of the investigation officers recovered the stolen vehicle and also located and seized the following:

  • Stolen snowmobile from Wellington County
  • .22 firearm
  • Ammunition
  • Replica firearms
  • 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine
  • 20 grams of purple fentanyl
  • 1 ounce of cocaine
  • Approximately $1000 in cash

Joseph Evans (27) of Rockwood was charged with:

  • Theft Over $5000 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
  • Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Prohibited 
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Contravention of Storage Regulations
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order  
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1- Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1- Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1- Cocaine 

Courtney Duchesne-Bloom (22) of Durham was charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Contravention of Storage Regulations
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

In addition, a 2019 Dodge Ram was impounded for 180 days under the vehicle impoundment program.

Both were held pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Shaun Steinmar of the 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext.2491.

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.