Weapons seized after gunfire in Gan
Gananoque Police Service arrested two people and seized a quantity of weapons Tuesday in connection with “suspicious activity” outside a west-end residence that involved gunfire.
During a traffic stop, police arrested a man and woman and seized “several weapons,” including bear spray, knives, ammunition, an axe, baseball bats, a collapsible baton, several pellet/BB guns, ammunition and a bullet-proof vest, along with crystal methamphetamine and marijuana, police reported Wednesday.
Police then got a search warrant for the residence, “which was believed to be targeted in an earlier incident involving gunfire,” police added.
“There was nobody injured in that particular incident,” said Sgt. Rich Swann, adding the investigation was still active.
Swann had no further details about the gunfire, including the time it happened. Police were hesitant to provide further details because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
Howie Arnold Percy Murray, 23, and Elizabeth Lacelle-Renshaw, 22, of Gananoque were held in custody for show cause hearings, charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose; unauthorized possession of a weapon; knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon; possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order; possession of property obtained by crime; obstructing a peace officer; possession of marijuana; and possession of crystal methamphetamine.
This is the second incident this month involving bear spray in Gananoque. Joshua Kirk Serson, 26, of Gananoque faces multiple charges in connection with an Oct. 1 bear spray incident police called “unprovoked.”
“There doesn’t appear to be any relation to this [latest] incident,” Swann said.
Kingston Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted in relation to two separate thefts on the same day last month.
Photos of all the suspects were released by Kingston Police on Wednesday.
The first incident occurred on Thursday, Sept. 14, around 1:30 a.m., when a single suspect broke into a business on Canatara Court. The man stole a small quantity of cash.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Chad Parslow at 613549-4660, ext. 6245, or via email at email@example.com.
Then around 8:30 p.m. that evening, police said that two male suspects went into a store in the RioCan Centre at 616 Gardiners Rd. and stole two women’s Canada Goose jackets.
Anyone with information on the second incident is asked to contact Const. Rob Lalonde at 613-549-4660, ext. 6181, or via email at rlalonde@ kingstonpolice.ca.
For both incidents, tips can be provided anonymously by calling the police’s general number 613-5494660, ext. 0, and asking to be anonymous or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
— Postmedia Network/The WhigStandard
Gananoque Police Service released this image of weapons seized in town on Tuesday.