Confrontation at Halloween party in Lindsay leads to weapon charges

A North Kawartha Township resident is facing charges after allegedly brandishing a firearm at a Halloween party in Lindsay.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, officers were called to a Queen Street home around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 30).

“It was reported that a male attending a Halloween party was carrying a firearm as part of his costume. The same male was believed to have stolen property from the residence and left,” reads a media release.

“When called and confronted the male returned to the residence when a confrontation occurred. The male began yelling and waving the firearm around, at which point the police were called and the male left the area in a vehicle.”

Officers located the vehicle in a parking lot at Cambridge Street and Peel Street, police said.

Christian Reinhart, 26, has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, failure to comply with undertaking, obstruct peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and two offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

He is scheduled to appear in Lindsay court on Dec. 9.

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