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Armed man arrested, suspected drug, gun seized in auto theft probe

York Regional Police investigators have charged a 23-year-old Brampton man with numerous offences

A man found hiding in a stolen vehicle with a loaded firearm has been arrested, and fraudulent documents and suspected fentanyl has been seized, as part of a York Regional Police ongoing auto theft investigation. 

During the investigation of thefts and trafficking of stolen vehicles, a suspect was identified, a news release stated. On Thursday, May 9, with the assistance of the emergency response unit, officers executed a warrant at a residence in Brampton, where a man was found hiding in the back of a stolen vehicle and when taken into custody, a loaded firearm fell from his waistband, police said.

Investigators seized a quantity of ammunition and prohibited firearm magazines, a quantity of a pink substance believed to be fentanyl, and numerous fraudulent documents, including government identification. 

Jayveer Singh, 23, of Brampton is charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of firearm 
  • Carry concealed weapon 
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition 
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose 
  • Possession of firearm knowing its purpose is unauthorized 
  • Careless use of a firearm 
  • Careless storage of ammunition 
  • Possession of a prohibited device x4 
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 
  • Tamper with vehicle identification number 
  • forgery 
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance 
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6651, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.