Loaded Firearm Seized During Traffic Stop

Posted On Sunday March 26, 2023

Region of Peel -  Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau charged a 22-year-old man from Nova Scotia with firearm-related offences.

On Sunday, March 26, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., 12 Division uniformed officers were conducting stunt driving enforcement in Malton and stopped a vehicle near Derry Road and Cattrick Street.

Further investigation revealed the driver to be wanted by Toronto Police, and he was arrested on the strength of the warrant.

After a search incident to arrest, officers located and seized a loaded Glock handgun with a 26-round magazine and a quantity of drugs.

Kendall Saunders is charged with the following offences:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Speeding
  • Race of Motor Vehicle

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 1233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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Inc. # PR230097898
N/R: 23-092


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