On September 29th, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., we received a call regarding a weapons complaint at a residence on Shirley Street in Chelmsford. A man was believed to be in possession of a gun and ammunition, and could be heard unzipping a gun case and racking the gun several times, causing a woman in the residence to fear for her safety. The woman, who is known to the man, fled the residence and contacted Police.

Shortly after, the residence was secured and containment was set up by Patrol Officers. Officers made countless efforts to communicate with the man, who remained inside the residence.

Due to the man’s unwillingness to cooperate with Patrol Officers, Tactical Officers attended the scene. After numerous attempts to make contact with the man, the man was eventually taken into custody by Tactical Officers. No injuries were sustained to the man or to Officers during the duration of the incident.

Police seized three non-restricted long guns and a small quantity of ammunition from the residence.

The 29-year old man has been charged with the following offence under the Criminal Code of Canada;

  • Careless use of Firearm

He was released on a Promise to Appear with a First Appearance Court date of December 23rd, 2020. His name cannot be released as the information has not yet been sworn to through the Court process.

Police have determined that there is no threat to the public or to the area of the incident.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477 or p3tips.com