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UPDATE: Unregistered Weapons Seized and Charges Laid

UPDATE: Unregistered Weapons Seized and Charges Laid
March 7th, 2017 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 @ 3:30pm

Barrie Police Street Crime Unit has completed processing the property seized during the execution of a warrant from a Yonge Street address on Monday, March 6th, 2017. When officers entered the residence they located numerous firearms scattered around the house.  Some of the firearms were loaded, accessible and ready to use. Once officers completed their search of the residence, they recovered 30 firearms in total and a large quantity of ammunition. 

In addition to the previous charges against the 57-year-old Barrie male, the following have been added:  

  • Eight counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm  
  • Eight counts of Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition  

The accused male is currently in custody and will re-attend court for a bail hearing on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.


Barrie Police have seized various prohibited weapons, antique firearms and ammunition after information came in that a resident had loaded weapons strewn around his residence.

On Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 5:00pm Police received information that a male residing at an address on Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie, had various unregistered long guns, handguns, ammunition and swords in his home.  The complainant advised a sawed off shotgun was loaded and sitting on the arm of the couch with ammunition laying throughout the house.  The male resident also had a cane with a removable sword in his possession.  A short time later, the Tactical Support Unit attended the house and placed the male under arrest without incident. The male did not have a licence to possess firearms or ammunition. 

On Monday, March 6th, 2017 Barrie Police executed a search warrant on the residence and seized several items, which included:

  • One sawed off shotgun
  • Five loaded long guns
  • Three unloaded long guns
  • 20 antique guns
  • Two mini cannons
  • One load bearing vest full of ammunition
  • An excessive amount of ammunition   
  • One cane with removable sword

The 57-year-old Barrie male has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon 
  • Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition  
  • Two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition  
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

The accused male was held for a bail hearing and will reappear in count on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.  Detectives are still processing the seized property and additional charges are pending. 

Occurrence #: BA17011017

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180