The Rainy River Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information on June 29, about an individual who was unlawfully in possession of firearms at a Lake of the Woods Township residence.
With assistance from the Rainy River Detachment Crime Unit and the North West Region Emergency Response Team, OPP officers were able to execute a search warrant and seize a .22 calibre rifle, pellet guns and ammunition.
Randy ST. PIERRE, 49, of Sleeman Ontario was arrested and charged with:
2 x failing to comply with a probation order, contrary to sec. 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code (CC);
2 x possession of a firearm while prohibited, contrary to sec.110 of the CC;
2 x possession of a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of (a) a licence under which the person may possess it; and (b) in the case of a prohibited firearm or a restricted firearm, a registration certificate for it, contrary to sec. 92(1) of the CC;
The accused will appear before an Ontario Court of Justice in Rainy River on July 21, 2022, to answer to the charges.
Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.