Scarborough man charged after police seize rifle in Orillia

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.

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