Gun Seized on Bus

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:10 p.m. July 18, 2018

Yet another gun has been taken off the street by Toronto Police.

A silver handgun and clip on cardboard
A .40 calibre handgun alleged to have been carried by a 17-year-old on a TTC bus

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, at about 2.a.m., officers attended a call from Toronto Transit Commission to investigate a male on a bus in the Jane St. and Trethewey Dr. area.

When officers entered the bus and investigated the teenager, they allegedly found a loaded .40 calibre firearm in his possession.

A 17-year-old boy is facing 12 charges, including two counts of failing to comply with probation.

He made a court appearance a few hours after his arrest.

This was the third gun seizure made by police in the city’s northwest last weekend.

“The seizure of three firearms in three different investigations in two days speaks to the number of firearms out on the street,” said Superintendent Ron Taverner, Unit Commander in charge of 12, 23 and 31 Divisions. “Having a 17-year-old allegedly travelling on a bus with a loaded firearm is quite scary. Our officers are totally engaged and must be commended for the work they are doing.”

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