Hamilton man found with axe, sawed-off shotgun outside convenience store

Published October 5, 2022 at 8:28 am

Hamilton man found with axe, sawed-off shotgun outside convenience store
A 57-year-old Hamilton man is facing more than a dozen charges after police were called to a convenience store to investigate reports of a man with a gun.

A 57-year-old Hamilton man is facing more than a dozen charges after police were called to investigate reports of a man with a handgun.

At around noon on Monday, police responded to the call outside a convenience store in the area of Barton St. and Melrose Ave.

The suspect was located and a replica handgun was seized.

However, police later discovered an axe in the suspect’s waistband.

A further search uncovered drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Police did not specify where the drugs and shotgun were found.

Michele Marinilli is facing the following charges:

  • Carless Use, Carry, Transport, Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Prohibited Firearm- Loaded/Unloaded
  • Possession of Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Possession Contrary to Order X 3
  • Breach of Firearms Regulation
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession Schedule 1- Methamphetamine
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