On August 1, 2021 at approximately 6:45pm, members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate the theft of a handgun from a residence in North Kawartha Township. The suspect has been arrested and charged but the handgun is still outstanding.
The missing handgun is a High Standard .22LR calibre revolver bearing serial number M005866.
Michael COPPINS (age 26) of North Kawartha Township was arrested and charged with:
• Theft under $5000
• Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on September 7, 2021.
Investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to the recovery of the handgun. If you have any information regarding this crime, you are encouraged to contact the Peterborough County OPP Detachment at 705-742-0401 or the non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information at stopcrimehere.ca. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward.