Two Men Seen with Handgun in Bar – Durham Region

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Two males seen with what appeared to be a handgun inside an Oshawa bar are now facing multiple charges.

On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers were called to area of King Street and Celina Street in central Oshawa regarding a male seen with a handgun. Officers arrived and discovered a large group of intoxicated persons involved in a fight near King Street East and Albert Street. The male who had been seen with the handgun was located by officers and arrested. An imitation firearm (air pistol) was located nearby. This male became combative with officers during the arrest and a second male tried to intervene and assist him during the arrest.

Further investigation revealed both males had the weapon inside the General Pub & Grill on Celina Street earlier and were showing the weapon off to patrons.

John BURLTON, age 21 of Fernhill Boulevard in Oshawa has been charged with: Possession of Weapons Dangerous; Point Firearm; and Assault Police.

Ian MACKENZIE, age 18 of Caroline Street East in Clarington has been charged with: Carry Concealed Weapon; and Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace. 

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Ficko or Cst. Keating of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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