The Laval Police Dept. says it arrested a 20-year-old man and seized three guns following a raid on Jan. 12.
The LPD reported that Mac Ahern was in custody and facing weapons possession charges after the three guns, 50 rounds of ammunition, narcotics and around $5,000 cash were found at a residence in Sainte-Rose.
The LPD believes the suspect may be linked to a number of recent shootings and gunfire incidents in Laval over the past few months. According to the LPD, Ahern, age 20, was already known to them in conjunction with past incidents of violence.
He was scheduled to have a court hearing at the Palais de Justice de Laval on Jan. 24. The LPD said that since the beginning of 2023, it has seized six firearms and arrested three individuals believed to be linked to the current wave of firearms violence.
Three charged, more arrested after LPD weapons and drugs seizures
The Laval Police made several arrests and seized drugs and weapons following a series of raids over the Christmas holiday period and into the New Year.
The LPD said officers conducted three interventions between Dec. 30 and Jan. 1, resulting in charges being filed against Marc Bou Nicolas, 24, Shevonthae Samuel Stewart-Wilson, 18, and Ryan Reon Ollivierre, 21. Other suspects were also arrested and face drugs and weapons charges.
On Dec. 30 at around 3:30 am, a routine police stop involving a parked vehicle on Saint-Luc Street in Pont-Viau led to three arrests for drug possession and weapons charges. Nicolas, according to the LPD, was carrying a 9 mm pistol at the time.
Two of the suspects, aged 23 and 16, were released and may face drug possession and trafficking charges. The LPD said the Dec. 31 arrest was connected to a vehicle stop for Highway Safety Code infractions near the Du Souvenir Boulevard and Jarry Street intersection in Chomedey.
“At the scene, they arrested a young male minor for having a Glock 19 pistol in his possession,” said the LPD, adding that at the time of the seizure, the gun was loaded and a high-capacity magazine was attached.
Photo Marc Bou Nicolas, 24, Shevonthae Samuel Stewart-Wilson, 18, and Ryan Reon Ollivierre, 21 have been charged by the LPD with weapons, drugs and related charges following a series of police raids in Laval. (Photo: Courtesy of Laval Police Dept.)
Laval man arrested in Ottawa after OPP recovers stolen vehicle
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently arrested and charged a man from Laval who was found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle.
Chadson Gaspard, 18, from Laval was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and dangerous operation of a vehicle. He was being held for bail.
On Jan. 11, 2023 shortly after 4 a.m., OPP officers observed a vehicle that matched the description of one that was reported stolen in Ottawa. The vehicle was observed eastbound on Highway 417.
The driver failed to stop for police and eventually struck two police vehicles when a traffic stop was attempted. Gaspard, who was the lone occupant, was arrested and the vehicle was seized. There were no injuries.
Hawkesbury OPP charges man from Laval with stunt driving
A man from Laval is facing a stunt driving charge in eastern Ontario after an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer clocked him on Jan. 17 driving 70 km/h over the speed limit on Highway 417 in the Hawkesbury area. The speed limit on Highway 417 is 110 km/h from Ottawa to the Quebec border. The driver was stopped as he was doing 180 km/h. In addition to the stunt driving charge, he also received a 30-day driver’s license suspension, and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days.