Oakville Teenager Charged with Weapon Offences

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Oakville Teenager Charged with Weapon Offences
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Detective Constable John McMullan

Detective Constable John McMullan

John McMullan is a Detective Constable with the Halton Regional Police Services. He work with the 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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On July 8, 2019 at approximately 5:00 pm police were contacted in regards to a group of teenagers observed near River Oaks Public School in Oakville. The group was seen by staff at the school as they walked by a window. An Oakville teenager with the group was observed showing a gun to the other males.

Halton Regional Police Service officers attended immediately and arrested four males a short distance from the school. A search of the males resulted in the seizure of one unloaded handgun from a backpack. No ammunition was found on any of the males.

An Oakville Teenager who is  14 years-old  was held for bail and has been charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Carry concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of Firearm

The other three males (all under 18 years of age) were released without charges.

Due to the ages of the males arrested, police will not be releasing their names.

There is no ongoing related risk to public safety. Investigation has determined the firearm seized was lawfully owned by and registered to a member of the household of the accused.

Police would like to remind the public to ensure safe and lawful storage of their firearms. Responsible storage may require more than the legal minimum.

More information on storing, transporting and displaying firearms is available on the RCMP website.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted 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.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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