Three People Charged After Firearm Located During Vehicle Investigation in Mississauga

Published August 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm

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Three people are facing charges after a firearm was located during a vehicle investigation in Mississauga.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at around 1 a.m., Peel Police officers investigated a vehicle in the area of Dundas Street East and Wharton Way in the city.


Further investigation into the occupants of the vehicle resulted in a loaded firearm being located.

As a result, the following suspects are facing the following alleged charges.

Kian Smith, a 27-year-old man from Quebec:

  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

The accused was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

Kashif Bentley-Jean, a 22-year-old man from Quebec:

  • Possession of firearm, contrary to order
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Breach of probation order (X2)

The accused was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

Markuss Thoby, a 26-year-old man from Quebec: 

  • Possession of firearm, contrary to order
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

The accused was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

Anyone with information pertaining to this matter is asked to contact the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-3311, ext. 1233.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca. 

Photo is courtesy of Peel Police.

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