RIDE Spot-Check Investigation Results in Firearm Charges

Posted On Tuesday December 08, 2020

Region of Peel - Officers assigned to the Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program have laid several charges against three men, after a loaded firearm was recovered during a spot-check in the City of Brampton.  

In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 6, 2020, officers were conducting random sobriety checks on motorists in the area of Mississauga Road and Embleton Road. While investigating a vehicle and its occupants a violation of the Cannabis Control Act was observed which led to a search of the vehicle. During this search, officers located a loaded .45 caliber handgun.

As a result of this investigation, Birhan Osman, a 19-year-old man from Toronto, Jayson Jeyakanthan a 29-year-old man from Brampton and Lavan Paleswaran, a 30-year-old man from Vaughan have all been charged with the following offences: 

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Careless Storage of Firearm and Ammunition
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited and Restricted Firearm

Additionally, Birhan Osman was charged with Fail to Comply with a Release Order and Jayson Jeyakanthan was charged with Fail to Comply with a Release Order and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

All three men were held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to contact the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau 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 peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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