A Scarborough man is facing charges after police recovered a rifle in Orillia Friday (Oct. 23).
According to the OPP, officers received a report that several males had been seen walking in the area near Victoria Park and that one male was carrying a long gun around 11 p.m.
“It was then reported that the male may have thrown the gun and fled the area,” reads a media release.
“A second caller reported that four males ran out of a Coldwater Road residence and that one was carrying a rifle.”
Officers responded immediately, locating and seizing the firearm.
“A detailed description of the suspect was attained and a male who matched the description was located a short distance away. The male was subsequently arrested and the investigation continued,” the media release reads.
Elijah Nelson, 19, of Scarborough has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm; careless use of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition; and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.
He was held for a bail hearing and is slated to appear in Orillia court on Nov. 24.