Hit-and-run crash leads to arrest of Toronto man with loaded handgun in Brampton: police

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Published December 19, 2023 at 12:51 pm

Charges have been laid against a man from Toronto following a hit-and-run crash in Brampton that police say led to the recovery of a loaded handgun and a stolen vehicle.

Peel Regional Police say officers were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Steeles Avenue East and Torbram Road in Brampton on Sunday just before 5:15 a.m.

The male driver of one of the vehicles took off on foot following the crash but police say officers managed to track the man who was arrested a short distance away from the scene.

When police caught up to the 25-year-old man he had a loaded 40-calibre Glock handgun, and police also discovered the vehicle had been previously reported stolen.

Peel Regional Police have charged 25-year-old Adrian Kyle Persad-Orr of Toronto with multiple offences including unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, operation while impaired and failure to stop after accident.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to call Peel Regional Police at (905) 453–2121 ext. 2133. You can also leave anonymous tips by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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