Vaughan Man Charged with Firearm Related Offences

Posted On Monday January 24, 2022

Region of Peel – Officers from the Peel Regional Police Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Program (STEP) have charged a Vaughan man with Firearm-related offences after investigating a vehicle and occupant in Brampton. 

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at approximately 12:00 a.m., officers from STEP investigated a 38-year-old man in a vehicle in the area of Harper Road and Abbey Road in the City of Brampton. 

As a result, officers seized a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun and an extended magazine containing 15 rounds of ammunition. Kamau Edwards, a 38-year-old man from Vaughan was arrested and charged with the following offences: 

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was Firearm
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized 

Kamau Edwards was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Specialized Enforcement Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 3515. 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: PR220025752

N/R: 22-021

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