Around 9:50 AM on May 19, 2019, a member of the Superior East Detachment of the OPP was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17 in Dambrossio Township, Ont. The officer observed a southbound SUV travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop.
During the investigation the officer discovered that the driver of the SUV was in breach of numerous court conditions. As a result, Sheldon Fredette, 29, from Kitchener, was arrested and charged with:
- Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order (eight counts), contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code (CC),
- Unauthorized possession of weapon (two counts), contrary to section 91(2) of the CC,
- Fail to comply with recognizance (11 counts), contrary to section 145(3) of the CC.
The accused was remanded into police custody and is set to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice for bail hearing on May 21, 2019, in Sault Ste. Marie.