Vehicle theft in Milton leads police to weapons and drugs

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Published October 29, 2020 at 2:20 pm

A stolen vehicle investigation that started in Milton has led to a large haul of weapons and drugs.

While investigating the stolen vehicle, Halton Regional Police were taken to a location in Rockwood. From there the 1 District Street Crime Unit used the Tactical Unit to execute a search warrant at a home on Princess St.

As a result, officers recovered the stolen vehicle and seized the following:

  • Stolen snowmobile from Wellington County
  • .22 firearm
  • Ammunition
  • Replica firearms
  • 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine
  • 20 grams of purple fentanyl
  • 1 ounce of cocaine
  • Approximately $1000 in cash
  • In addition, a 2019 Dodge Ram was impounded for 180 days under the vehicle impoundment program.

Facing charges are two men:

Joseph Evans, 27, of Rockwood:

  • Theft Over $5000 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime 
  • Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Prohibited 
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Contravention of Storage Regulations
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order  
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1- Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1- Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule 1- Cocaine 

Courtney Duchesne-Bloom, 21, of Durham:

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Contravention of Storage Regulations
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Both were held pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Shaun Steinmar of the 1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext.2491.

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