(WEST PERTH, ON) – A traffic stop just before Christmas resulted in a Mitchell resident facing a weapons charge.
On December 20 2020, just before 9:00 p.m., a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol stopped a vehicle on Line 34 to check the sobriety of the driver. While speaking with the occupant of the vehicle, the driver was observed reaching for an object under the seat. The driver fumbled and dropped the object, which was determined to be an imitation hand gun.
As a result, Kyle Alexander PICKERING, 27, of West Perth, has been charged with:
- Possession of imitation weapon for dangerous purpose
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.
Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.