Firearms charges laid in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On April 23, 2022 at approximately 4:30 p.m. members of the Chatham-Kent Police responded to a weapons complaint in Chatham.

The suspect arrived to an address in a car and was observed with what appeared to be a long gun wrapped in a sweater.

Police located the suspect and determined the weapon to be a shotgun wrapped in a sweater.

The suspect was identified as a 42-year-old Chatham man and was arrested.

The suspect did not have a valid Possession and Acquisition License for the firearm and was in fact on a Criminal Weapons Prohibition.

The suspect was charged with eight weapons offences.

The vehicle the suspect arrived in was reported stolen from Chatham while officers were investigating the weapons complaint.

The suspect was further charged with theft and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

The suspect was processed on all charges and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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