Ri­fles, am­mu­ni­tion seized in Hamil­ton po­lice search

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NI­COLE O’REILLY

A 23-year-old Hamil­ton man is fac­ing a num­ber of firearm charges af­ter po­lice un­cov­ered guns and am­mu­ni­tion at a home in the north­east part of the city.

Vice and drug unit de­tec­tives, with the help of tac­ti­cal of­fi­cers, searched a home on Gertrude Street near Gage Av­enue North and Burling­ton Street East on Fri­day and found four ri­fles, a pro­hib­ited mag­a­zine, am­mu­ni­tion and a starter pis­tol.

Jonathan Brady-Mor­due, 23, of Hamil­ton was charged with four counts of unau­tho­rized pos­ses­sion of a firearm, four counts of knowl­edge of unau­tho­rized pos­ses­sion of a firearm, pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited de­vice, and two counts of pos­ses­sion of weapon ob­tained by crime.

Po­lice do not have any in­for­ma­tion that these guns were used in any crimes and al­lege the ac­cused only had pos­ses­sion of them for a short time, said Act­ing Det. Sgt. Craig Leish­man, of the vice and drug unit.

It seemed the ac­cused just liked guns and al­legedly wanted guns in the house, he added.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan with in­for­ma­tion about pos­si­ble drugs and guns, but the drug in­for­ma­tion ended up be­ing in­con­se­quen­tial and de­tec­tives fo­cused on re­mov­ing the weapons, Leish­man said.

Sev­eral other peo­ple in the house were ques­tioned but re­leased un­con­di­tion­ally.

Po­lice do not ex­pect to lay more charges.

HAMIL­TON PO­LICE SER­VICE PHOTO

Jonathan Brady-Mor­due, 23, of Hamil­ton is charged with firearm of­fences af­ter po­lice seized guns and am­mu­ni­tion from a Gertrude Street res­i­dence Fri­day.

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