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Police seize rifle, ammunition during traffic stop

A 30-year-old Guelph resident faces multiple charges as a result

Members of Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Traffic Services Unit (TSU) have charged a motorist with weapons-related offences after a traffic stop in Waterloo. 

On Feb. 10, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m., police stopped a Ford motor vehicle in the area of Bridgeport Road East and Devitt Avenue North. 

Through investigation, it was determined that the driver was operating the vehicle while prohibited. The vehicle had a defective braking system, unauthorized plates and was uninsured.

A search of the vehicle revealed a rifle and ammunition, which were seized.

The driver, a 30-year-old male from Guelph, was charged with multiple offences including:

  • Operate conveyance while prohibited
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Use plate not authorized for motor vehicle
  • Defective braking system
  • Owner operate motor vehicle – No Insurance

As a result of the Operate Conveyance while Prohibited charge, the male's vehicle was impounded for 45 days.