Brampton kidnap suspect arrested in unrelated investigation: Peel Police

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Published May 12, 2021 at 8:55 am

A man wanted in connection to a kidnapping that took place in March in Brampton has been apprehended.

Peel Police said in a press release issued Wednesday (May 12) that on May 7, 2021, Kwami Garwood, a 21-year-old man wanted by Peel Regional Police for kidnapping and several firearm related offences in Brampton, was arrested by officers with the Timmins Police Service during an unrelated investigation.

Garwood was wanted in connection to an incident that took place on March 28, 2021, when, at approximately 3:00 a.m., police responded to a home on Adventura Drive in Brampton regarding a disturbance.

Police allegedly confronted a man, identified at the time as Garwood, on the scene but the man subsequently fled the area with the woman in a car.

The car was found a short time later, unoccupied a short distance away.

“As a result of this interaction, the Special Investigations Unit invoked its mandate and conducted a separate investigation,” Peel Police said in the release.

One day later, the kidnapped woman, Saline Ouk, walked into 22 Division Headquarters in Brampton.

On Tuesday (May 11), Garwood was arrested for the outstanding charges with Peel Police.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in relation to the following charges:

  • Kidnapping
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault
  • Possession of a Loaded/Restricted Firearm Without a License
  • Possession of a Firearm Without Being the Holder of a License
  • Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing it is Unauthorized x2

Garwood was also wanted by the Toronto Police Service in relation to a homicide that occurred in July 2020.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 2233 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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