Port Hope Police – Sawed-Off Rifle Discovered in Abandoned Knapsack

In Crime, Police Blotter

One person is facing numerous charges after Port Hope Police discovered a sawed-off rifle on Friday, January 1, 2021.

Sgt. Matt Lawrence said police received information about found property near the Ganaraska River by Corbett’s dam.

Police attended and took the property (knapsack) back to the police station to try and identify its owner.

Inside the knapsack police discovered a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle along with ammunition and identification of what police believed to be the owner.

“We realized after that, it could be a public safety issue and spent several hours searching for the individual.”

Police ended up finding the individual at a residence where he was arrested and taken into custody. A taser and small amount of crystal methamphetamine was also discovered in the immediate area of the individual.

A 43-year-old suspect of no fixed address is charged with a drug offence and also several firearms charges in relation to the rifle and taser.

“It was definitely a concern to find this individual immediately. The firearm was easily concealable. There is no other reason to have a rifle like that other than to commit criminal activity.”

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