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One Traffic Stop, Two Arrests

(PETERBOROUGH, ON) – Officers from the Peterborough County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop which resulted in two people being charged with weapons offences.

On June 7, 2024, Peterborough County OPP officers were conducting general patrol when a vehicle caught their attention as it appeared to be swerving in its lane. Officers conducted a traffic stop and upon speaking with the driver, observed drug paraphernalia within reach of the driver. During the interaction, officers observed a magazine for a firearm in the rear of the vehicle. Upon investigation, both the magazine and a rifle were located in the vehicle. The driver and passenger were both queried and it was determined that both were currently on weapons prohibitions. Both were arrested on scene.

Jesse GARLOW (age 39) of Douro-Dummer Twp, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

·      Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

·      Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner

·      Careless storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition

·      Possession of Break in Instruments

·      Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Jonathan GUTHRIE (age 37) of Whitby, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

·      Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

·      Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner

·      Careless storage of a Firearm, Weapon , Prohibited device or ammunition

·      Possession of Break in Instruments

·      Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused were held for Bail to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice.

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Peterborough County OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: stopcrimehere.ca or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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