Teens Bring Knife & Pellet Gun To Street Fight In Parkhill

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – On Sunday January 10, 2021 at 07:57 a.m. members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police responded to reports of an altercation on Main St. located in Parkhill, ON. Police were advised that six males were involved in an altercation when one male was observed with a knife and a second male was observed holding a pistol. Two victims attempted to flee the area on foot but one was assaulted and struck in the head with the firearm. 

The suspects fled the scene, southbound on Main St. in a grey, Volkswagen motor vehicle. Police located the suspect vehicle a short time later and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, when the vehicle failed to stop for police and fled the area e/b on Nairn Rd.

A short time later members of the Middlesex OPP, along with the assistance of the London Police Service (LPS) located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the City of London. 

Police were able to recover a Glock 17 Pellet gun that was thrown from the vehicle as well as a knife and a quantity of illegal drugs from the involved parties.

As a result of an investigation police have charged a Young Person – age 17- of London ON with:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle as per section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Flight from peace officer as per section 320.17 CC
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose as per section 88 CC
  • Imitation Firearm – Use while committing offence as per section 85(2)(a)
  • Assault with A Weapon as per section 267(a) CC
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin) as per section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  •  Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine as per section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • The accused has also been charged with two counts under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

Police have also charged Noah GRANT – age 18- of Central Elgin, ON with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin) as per section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose as per section 88 CC
  • Imitation Firearm – Use while committing offence as per section 85(2)(a)
  • Assault with A Weapon as per section 267(a) CC 

Police have also charged Chase COFFIN – age- 18 of Central Elgin, ON with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin) as per section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose as per section 88 CC
  • Imitation Firearm – Use while committing offence as per section 85(2)(a)
  • Assault with A Weapon as per section 267(a) CC

Police have also charged Leslie KAILEN – age 18- of London, ON with:

  •  Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid (other than heroin) as per section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose as per section 88 CC
  • Imitation Firearm – Use while committing offence as per section 85(2)(a)
  • Assault with A Weapon as per section 267(a) CC

All four accused parties were remanded into police custody and are scheduled to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on January 12, 2020 to speak to the charges.

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