Durham Police – Twelve-Year-Old Arrested and Charged with Loaded Firearm

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A 12-year-old male is facing charges after police seize a loaded firearm in Oshawa.


On Sunday, February 11, 2024 at approximately 10:00 am members of Central East Division responded to a threatening call.  Officers conducted an investigation after a video was shown to them, in which the suspect was seen threatening to shoot the victims over Snapchat. The video contained footage of a firearm and ammunition. A 12-year-old was taken into custody without incident.


Members from Central East Division, along with members from Central West Division and the Gun and Gang Unit attended the area of Bloor Street East and Ritson Road South where a search warrant was executed and a firearm and ammunition were seized.


A 12-year-old male from Oshawa has been charged with; Uttering Threats x2, Weapons Dangerous, Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm No Licence or Registration Certificate, Possess Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence, Use Firearm During Commission of an Offence and Possess Loaded Restricted/Prohibited Firearm


Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Dellipizzi of the Central East Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2766.


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

The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court. 

Pete Fisher
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