Peel Police - Loaded Firearm Seized and Two Arrested in Search Warrant

Posted on Thursday January 04, 2018

Loaded Firearm Seized and Two Arrested in Search Warrant

Region of Peel – Investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Unit have seized a loaded firearm and arrested two adults as a result of a residential search warrant executed in the City of Brampton.

In the early morning hours of January 4, 2018, members of the Peel Regional Police Criminal Investigation Unit executed a residential search warrant in the area of Willerton Close and Velonia Drive in the City of Brampton. During the search, a loaded .22 calibre handgun along with a quantity of ammunition was seized and two adults were arrested and charged.

Nazzareno Joseph ELLUL, a 35 year-old male from Brampton and Shauna PETTITT, a 38 year-old female from Brampton, have been jointly charged with the following offences;


-          Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

-          Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition x2

-          Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

-          Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

-          Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

-          Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Obtained by Crime


Nazzareno Joseph ELLUL has been additionally charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance.

Nazzareno Joseph ELLUL and Shauna PETTITT were held pending a bail hearing on January 4, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to call the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Unit at (905) 453-3311, ext. 2233.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.  

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NR:         18-004

Inc:         18-0003285

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