Male Youth Was Arrested on a Canada-Wide Warrant

Posted On Saturday August 13, 2022

Region of Peel – Officers from Peel Regional Police Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Policing (STEP), have arrested a Brampton man on a Canada-wide warrant for firearm related offences in relation to the Dimarjio Jenkins homicide investigation in Toronto in May 2020.  The man was a youth at the time of incident.

Last week, officers from STEP investigated a vehicle near an establishment in the area of Eglinton Avenue East and Dixie Road in the City of Mississauga.  As a result of the investigation, 2 firearms were located in the vehicle.  It was later learned that a 19-year-old male in the vehicle was wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant.  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 Peel Regional Police (PRP) Strategic & Tactical Enforcement Policing (STEP) initiative has been operational since 2007, with funding support from the provincial government. In April, 2022, PRP received a further financial commitment of $1.5 million over three years from the province through the Gun and Gang strategy to enhance public safety by reducing gun and gang activity within the cities of Mississauga and Brampton.

Addressing gun and gang violence is a priority issue of the PRP STEP initiative. This dedicated unit of officers primary focus is preventative measures, intelligence gathering, investigations and enforcement of gun, gang and drug offences.

STEP officers deploy in geographical areas that have the highest statistical concentration of gang, firearm and drug activity throughout the Region of Peel, conducting proactive patrols to enhance police visibility and assist with community safety and wellbeing. This approach identifies enforcement opportunities, promotes gang suppression and creates meaningful partnerships with community members.

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

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.    

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