(CALEDON, ON) - Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment have seized a loaded handgun following an investigation involving a vehicle that attempted to avoid a RIDE checkpoint on Albion Vaughan Town Line in the Town of Caledon.
At approximately 12:20am on the June 29, 2018, officers had set up a RIDE checkpoint on Albion Vaughan Town Line, north of Mayfield Road.
Officers observed a vehicle making a U-turn prior to the RIDE checkpoint and caught up to the vehicle in a commercial parking lot on Highway 50.
A male passenger ran from the scene but was apprehended by officers quickly after a brief foot pursuit. Two other occupants were arrested with the vehicle as it attempted to flee officers.
A loaded 9mm firearm was located and seized by officers at the scene.
Oshana MAKO, 26 years old, from Brampton, has been charged with several firearm possession offences and Flight from Police.
Victor BANDER, 26 years old, from Brampton, has been charged with several firearm possession offences, Obstruct Peace Officer, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Namil TATTOO, 19 years old from Caledon, has been charged with several firearm possession offences, Flight from Police, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Fail to Comply with Undertaking and Fail to Comply with Recognizance.
All accused's were held for a bail hearing.