Officers Seize Stolen Police Department Gun
Monday February 3rd, 2014
Posted at 5:13pm
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Three men face several changes after alert officers stopped a vehicle that resembled one that was involved in a drive by shooting at Elsmere and Niagara on Tuesday January 28th.
Police say just after 1:20am Saturday, officers were on routine patrol in the 300 block of Glengarry Avenue when they spotted the vehicle.
Officers were informed that the driver of the vehicle was possibly armed and that the vehicle was known to travel the 401 between Windsor and Toronto.
Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Wyandotte Street East and McDougall Avenue. A K9 officer deployed his Police Service Dog to conduct a sniff of the vehicle.
The dog located two magazines loaded with 9mm rounds of ammunition in the center console. He also found a semi-automatic 9mm firearm loaded with a third magazine also containing 9mm rounds of ammunition. The three occupants were arrested and face numerous weapons and drug related charges.
Police have learned that the firearm was reported stolen to Westland Police Department in Michigan in December of 2009.
Charged with multiple offences are 25-year-old Iman Galbete, 24-year-old Ismail Ismail and 25-year-old Zakaria Abdinur
Police say that their investigation is continuing. The seized firearm will be subjected to expert examination in an attempt to determine if it was used in recent shootings in Windsor.
Chief of Police Al Frederick is commending the efforts of his front line patrol officers; “I am proud of the work exhibited by our officers in an obviously dangerous situation. These officers have removed a firearm from our community, a result of dedicated police work.”