Peterborough County OPP assist Centre Hastings OPP after reports of a threat with a firearm

Members of the Centre Hastings Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were requested to attend a residence in the village of Marmora on November 15, 2020 at approximately 1:00am.

The complainant reported that they had been threatened with a firearm by two males that had been residing in a trailer on the complainant’s property. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle after setting the trailer on fire.

Members from the Peterborough County and Quinte West detachments of the OPP attended the scene to assist. A spike belt was utilized to disable the vehicle after it was located travelling on Highway 7 near the village of Norwood.

Cannabis, methamphetamine and a replica firearm were located during a search of the vehicle. The suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

Michael STAMATAKOS (age 29) of North York, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

·      Flight from peace officer

·      Dangerous operation

·      Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

·      Arson-damage to property

·      Uttering threats-cause death or bodily harm

·      Uttering threats-damage property

·      Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling

·      Possession of firearm of ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

·      Conspiracy to commit indictable offence-two counts

·      Participation in criminal organization

· Possession of schedule I substance-methamphetamine

Alex SILK (age 25) of Southgate Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

·      Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

·      Arson-damage to property

·      Possession of firearm of ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

·      Conspiracy to commit indictable offence

·      Participation in criminal organization

·      Possession of schedule I substance-methamphetamine

·      Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling

The accused appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville for a bail hearing on November 15, 2020.

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