Local male facing multiple firearms charges after Kingston Police execute search warrant

Shotguns and ammunition were seized after police executed a search warrant in late June. Photo via Kingston Police.

A local male is facing multiple weapons charges after an investigation by members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit resulted in the execution of a search warrant in the area of Wilson Street and Weller Avenue last month.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the investigation is part of the Street Crime Unit’s “ongoing dedication to fighting deadly drugs and firearms-related violence within the City of Kingston and neighbouring communities.”

Kingston Police noted that the search warrant was executed on Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2024.

“Upon a search of the residence two Remington shotguns were located with 46 rounds of associated ammunition,” police detailed.

As a result of the investigation, a 62-year-old local male was charged with eight counts of firearms-related charges:

  • Two counts of possession of a firearm without holding a licence
  • Three counts of careless storage of firearms/ammunition
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon
  • Altering the serial number on a firearm
  • Unlicensed person in possession of a restricted firearm

Police said that as a result of the accused’s extensive criminal record and the seriousness of the charges he was held for a bail hearing.

According to the release, members of the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit remain diligent in the investigation and seizure of firearms within our community.

“Statistics Canada reports an increase in firearm-related violence in Canada on a steady basis year-over-year. Street Crime will continue to relentlessly strive to rid the streets of Kingston of the individuals that possess and utilize these dangerous firearms for their own protection and intimidation,” Kingston Police stated.

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