Brampton man charged after a loaded gun found during a Mississauga traffic stop

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Published August 23, 2022 at 3:59 pm

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A traffic stop in Mississauga led to multiple charges for four people — three are young offenders.

Peel Police Services say they found a loaded firearm while conducting a traffic stop in the area of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue in Mississauga on Aug. 22 at 12:23 a.m.

Police arrested and charged three young offenders and one adult.

Tariq Colley, a 19-year-old man from Brampton, is charged with the following offences:

  • Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was unauthorized possession of a prohibited restricted weapon
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized

Colley was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

A 17-year-old male youth from Brampton is charged with the following offences:

  • Fail to comply with release order
  • Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was unauthorized possession of a prohibited restricted weapon
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available

He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Two other 17-year-olds, a girl and boy from Mississauga are both charged with the following offences:

  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was unauthorized possession of a prohibited restricted weapon
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized

They were both held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the youth can not be named or identified.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact investigators at 905-453-2121, extension 1133. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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