Brampton Man Faces Several Charges After A Wild Ride In Muskoka

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On October 2, 2020 just before midnight, a Bracebridge OPP officer was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 11 northbound in Bracebridge when a vehicle approached his location travelling well in excess of the posted speed limit.

The officer clocked the vehicle at 143 km/hr and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle exited from Highway 11 northbound onto the Cedar Lane exit and continued into Bracebridge at a high rate of speed and refusing to stop for police.

After a short pursuit the officer was able to block the vehicle in on Shier street in Bracebridge however, the driver drove his vehicle at the officer and was ultimately able to maneuver out of the situation.

Police located the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 11, eventually exiting into Gravenhurst and ultimately conducted a traffic stop as it entered a driveway on Fernwood Drive in Gravenhurst.

Police arrested the driver, commenced an investigation and located a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

Police arrested and charged 31-year-old Colin Olafemi of Brampton, with:

· Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm

· Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order

· Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon

· Flight From Peace Officer

· Dangerous Operation

· Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition

· Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

· Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm

· Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm

· Several Highway Traffic Act Offenses

The accused was held in custody and will appear for a bail hearing in Bracebridge on Monday October 5, 2020.

The passenger has not yet been located and is described as a clean shaven, non-white male. There are no public safety concerns at this time and anyone with information is asked to call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Great job there by the boys in blue! The problem is this person will be back on the streets in short order! Charges will be plea bargained away! The other issue here is, the liberals wont address the real issue of criminals having hand guns, they garner votes by targeting law abiding citizens! Buy back programs that cause the tax payers huge sums of money! Safe day to all first responders and those people out there making it work! Thank you!

  2. He was there to cap somebody is my guess, wasn’t stopping for anybody till mission was complete. Bet there’s a scared lil bracebitch still hiding under there bed up there in KARENville.

  3. Great to see the Liberals plan to get guns off the street is working. But instead our legal, law abiding rifle owners need to hand over their property like we are the problem.

    The problem is gangs, thugs and criminals not the PAL holders that are criminally checked ever 24 hours.

  4. That so called “Karenville” is heaven on earth, a beautiful place where people just want to live and injoy their lifes, and ashole like this no good thug want to come there and terrorise it, and hunt down the innocent people like the so called “bracebitch”.

  5. It’s astounding how some are able to make a guy speeding with a gun an opportunity to voice their dislike for a political party. It grows SO tired. Undoubtedly, a great deal of the problems in their life is the fault of Liberals. How easily some absolve themselves of responsibility by blaming others. Though, when you point a finger at others there are three more pointing back at you.
    That said, it would serve well for some to understand what they’re saying in advance of saying it. The individual charged possessed a loaded handgun, yet, the main focus of the gov’t program are semi-automatic rifles, plus 200 more high-powered weapons, with the objective to prohibit access to weapons based on their “capability of inflicting significant harm to Canadians,” characterized by their design.

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