os-p0lice-july-fullThe Owen Sound Police Service closed down a portion of the downtown area and evacuated residents of an apartment building after receiving a complaint that two men had been threatened with a gun.

Police received the report from two residents of the apartment that just after 4:30 this morning that they had been threatened and had a shotgun pointed at them by another man in the building.

Police set up an interior perimeter and evacuated other residents for their safety. At 8:30 am police attended the apartment of the suspect where he was arrested without incident.

The Criminal Investigation Branch continued the investigation and learned that the man had also attended another apartment building downtown and threatened another man with the gun.

Police remained on scene and later executed a search warrant at the apartment where the firearm, ammunition and drugs were located.

A 20-year-old Owen Sound man faces the following charges:

Pointing a Firearm (three counts)

Utter Threats (two counts)

Use a Firearm during the Commission of an Offence (two counts)

Possession of a Prohibited Firearm

Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

Failing to Comply with Probation

The accused appeared in bail court on August 15th

"This was a potentially dangerous situation and thankfully ended without injury. The Owen Sound Police Service would like to thank the members of the public that were briefly displaced from their homes and the members of the public that assisted in the investigation. The OSPS are pleased to have been able to get the gun involved off the streets" – Det/Sgt Jeff Fluney

Source: Owen Sound Police Service