Police searching for Mississauga man after shooting threat, gun seized in Niagara Falls

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Published November 21, 2021 at 11:26 am

Niagara police have made an arrest and have issued an arrest warrant for a Mississauga man after a recent shooting threat.

On Friday, Nov. 19, officers commenced an investigation into an alleged threats call where a male threatened to shoot another male.

The investigation led police to search a Niagara Falls motel, where they reportedly seized a 9mm Glock pistol, 15 rounds of ammunition, fentanyl with a street value of $12,400, and $1,600 in Canadian currency.

26 year old Chessen Anthony Johnston of no fixed address was arrested and charged with uttering threats, multiple firearm-related offences, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Investigators have also identified a second suspect.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 21 year old Mississauga man Tameshwar Hitarain, who is wanted on the following charges:

  • Point Firearm
  • Possess a firearm knowing the serial number has been tampered with
  • Unlawful Possession of Firearm without Holding a Licence
  • Careless Storage of Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking to wit Fentanyl
  • Possession of Proceeds under $5000

Police say further information about Hitarain, as well as a photo of him, will be released when it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this incident or knowledge of Hitarain’s location is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1022200.

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