A stop of motorist in Oakville nets cops knives, pepper spray and handcuffs


Published November 18, 2020 at 1:58 pm

A routine traffic stop in Oakville has turned into some harsh news for a motorist.

Yesterday (Nov. 17), at around noon, Halton Regional Police pulled over a commercial vehicle due to a routine traffic matter in the area of Winston Churchill Blvd. and Dundas St. in Oakville.

Their investigation revealed the driver was in possession of a pepper spray canister, two flick knives, a collapsible baton, and a pair of authentic handcuffs with key. Further, two radar detectors and a seatbelt bypass tool were found to be in use within the truck.

As a result, James Jenkins, 36, of Mississauga was arrested and charged with the following offences:

• Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
• Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
• Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
• 6 Highway Traffic Act offences
• 1 Dangerous Goods Transportation Act offence

Jenkins was released on an undertaking and Provincial Offences Act summons.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Sergeant Milenko Cimbur of the 2 District Response Team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2276.

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