Peel Police - Police Seize Firearm During Traffic Stop

Posted on Friday February 09, 2018

Region of Peel – Officers from 22 Division have arrested and charged two individuals for numerous firearm and drug related offences in the City of Brampton.

On Thursday February 8, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m., 22 Division Uniform officers investigated a vehicle in the area of Richvale Drive South and Bovaird Drive East. During the investigation, police located a black .22 caliber handgun.

Rahwa LEAKEMARIAM, a 25 year-old female from Brampton, and Courtney MCKENZIE, a 28 year-old male from Brampton,were arrested and charged with several drug related offences as well as the following firearms offences:

Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

Careless Storage of Firearm 

Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was Firearm

Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

LEAKEMARIAM and MCKENZIE were held for a bail hearing scheduled for Friday, February 9th, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, 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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N/R  #18-038

Inc#  PR180052425

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