Search warrant recovers stolen firearm and stolen construction site property

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Grey Bruce executed a search warrant on Friday, June 5th, assisted by Grey Bruce Community Street Crime Units (CSCU) at a residence at Sideroad 15 in Georgian Bluffs regarding multiple thefts, from construction sites throughout Grey and Bruce Counties over the past few months.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, OPP officers recovered a stolen firearm, assorted stolen lumber, construction tools, 74 industrial solar panels, and seized illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Three people located in the residence were arrested. The estimated value of the recovered property is $43,000.

A 49 year old male from Georgian Bluffs has been charged with the following offences,

  • 4 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, section 354(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to probation order, section 117.01(1) CC

The accused was released on an Undertaking as is required to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on August 13, 2020.

A second 37 year old male from Georgian Bluffs has been charged with the following offences,

  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, section 95(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Possession of a prohibited device-high capacity magazine, section 92(2) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm, section 92(1) CC
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime, section 96(a) CC
  • Possession of methamphetamine for purpose of trafficking, section 5(2) Controlled drugs and substances act (CDSA)
  • Possession of methamphetamine, section 4(1) CDSA
  • Possession of Cocaine, section 4(1) CDSA
  • 4 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC

The accused was held for a bail hearing on June 6, 2020.

A 38 year old woman from Georgian Bluffs has been charged with the following offences,

  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, section 95(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Possession of a prohibited device-high capacity magazine, section 92(2) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm, section 92(1) CC
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime, section 96(a) CC
  • Possession of methamphetamine for purpose of trafficking, section 5(2) Controlled drugs and substances act (CDSA)
  • Possession of methamphetamine, section 4(1) CDSA
  • Possession of Cocaine, section 4(1) CDSA
  • 4 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC

The accused were held for a bail hearing on June 6, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122.ย Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip atย www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.