Brampton man arrested on weapons charges after loaded handgun allegedly found in Mississauga

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Published November 22, 2021 at 1:13 pm

Two men from Toronto and another from Brampton are facing firearms charges after police say they found a loaded handgun in Mississauga on the weekend.

Peel Regional Police (PRP) say officers were on patrol in Mississauga on Saturday around 9:45 p.m. when they began investigating a vehicle near a residential building near Netherbrae Rd. and Rexwood Rd.

Police say they found a loaded Remington RP45 .45 caliber handgun, and that the pistol had its serial number removed.

A spokesperson for PRP was unable to confirm if the vehicle was parked or in motion when officers began their investigation.

Police also declined to comment on whether the handgun was found in the vehicle, or on one of the occupants.

Osman Sillah, 26, from Brampton, has been charged with:

  • Breach of recognizance (no weapons).
  • Possession of a loaded restricted firearm.
  • Possess firearm without being the holder of a licence.
  • Tampering with serial number of firearm.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
  • Open container of liquor in other than licenced premise.

Johnathan Woods, 30, from Toronto, has been charged with:

  • Breach of recognizance (no weapons).
  • Possession of a loaded restricted firearm.
  • Possess firearm without being the holder of a licence.
  • Tampering with serial number of firearm.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
  • Open container of liquor in other than licenced premise.

Elijah Manning, 23, from Toronto has been charged with:

  • Possession of a loaded restricted firearm.
  • Possess firearm without being the holder of a licence.
  • Tampering with serial number of firearm.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
  • Cannabis readily available.
  • Open container of liquor in other than licenced premise.

Police say all three men were held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Sunday.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Peel Regional Police at (905)-453-2121 ext. 3515. You can also contact Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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