EMERGENCY DIAL 911 - All Other Calls: (905) 885-8123

Facebook  Twitter

Click here to subscribe for media releases from Port Hope Police

Back to News
Media Release - November 20, 2023


Weapons Offence

Port Hope Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Lindsay male after a call for an erratic male with a gun resulted in a high risk take down that required assistance from Northumberland OPP and Cobourg Police Service.

Police were dispatched to a Talbot Street address on Sunday, November 19th at 11:26am with reports that a male was seen acting erratically in the street, at times waving a gun in the air. The male then entered a vehicle and appeared to fall asleep. This same vehicle was also reported to police earlier in the morning for erratic driving. Northumberland OPP and Cobourg Police were requested as back up and the male was surrounded and arrested without incident. Police seized an automatic BB gun and an air rifle.

The male was charged with the following:

Common Nuisance – endanger life

Imitation Firearm – Use while committing offence

Possession of imitation weapon for Dangerous Purpose

The male was also wanted by Northumberland OPP for Impaired driving x2. He is scheduled for a bail hearing on November 20th, 2023.

Anyone with information on a crime are asked to contact Port Hope Police at 905-885-8123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS