Search Warrant Leads to Seizure of Firearm

Posted On Friday September 22, 2023

Region of Peel – Officers from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have charged a 17-year-old young person with firearm-related offences. 

On Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 1:50 p.m., uniform officers attended a residence in the area of Darcel Avenue and Morning Star Drive in Mississauga for a weapons call. The victim, a 39-year-old man from Mississauga, was involved in a verbal argument with a young person who allegedly brandished a firearm. 

At 2:04 p.m., 12 Division uniform officers located and arrested the young person. A short time later, investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, with the assistance of the Tactical Unit and 12 Division uniform officers, executed a search warrant at a Mississauga residence, which resulted in officers locating a Glock 9mm handgun.

The young person has been charged with the following offences:

  • Utter Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device Knowing not the Holder of a License (X2)
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm Without License
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number Removed/Altered/Defaced
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

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

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identities of the Young Persons charged in this investigation are protected.

The young person was out on a release order for similar firearm-related offences at the time of the incident.

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

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Inc: PR230306657
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