Caledon man faces over a dozen weapons charges after OPP arrest


Published March 14, 2022 at 3:26 pm

A 64-year-old man from Caledon is facing weapons and mischief charges after a months-long investigation.

Back in November, police say officers from the Caledon OPP detachment began an investigation into mischief complaints.

Investigators believed that the suspect was in possession of firearms and ammunition, posing a threat to public safety.

Members of the Caledon Community Street Crime Unit were called in to assist with the investigation, and on March 2, police executed a search warrant.

Police say they seized firearms, prohibited magazines, and a quantity of ammunition during the search and one person was arrested.

A photograph of the seized weapons includes three rifles, a shotgun and a pistol.

John Nielson, 64, of Caledon has been charged with:

  • Criminal Harassment
  • Mischief
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition (9 counts)
  • Public mischief
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition (6 counts)
  • Unauthorised possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on May 19 to answer to the charges.

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