Police Update on High-Risk Traffic Stop

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THUNDER BAY – CRIME – Thunder Bay Police Service have updated the information on a high-risk traffic stop earlier this week.

Police report as a result of ongoing investigations, the Thunder Bay Police Service conducted two high risk vehicle stops just after 10:00PM EST on January 1, 2017.

The first vehicle containing two males and a female was stopped on Memorial Ave. A search of the vehicle and occupants revealed that both male occupants had loaded handguns in their possession as well as cash and drugs believed to be cocaine and oxycodone.

The second vehicle containing three females and a male was stopped about 15 minutes later on High Street at Oliver Road. A loaded handgun was located in this vehicle along with a large quantity of cash and a variety of drugs believed to be marihuana, cocaine and oxycodone.

A search warrant was executed just before 11:00PM EST on a residence located in the 300 block of Prescott Crescent. Once the residence was secured by the Emergency Tactical Unit, Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Branch and the Forensic Unit located two shotguns and a handgun in the residence.

Two of the firearms have been confirmed to have been previously reported as stolen.

The following persons have appeared in court this morning on the following charges and were remanded into custody:

Emrah Ahmeti – 20 year old
– 8x Weapons Offences
– 2x Drug Trafficking Offences
– 2x Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
– Next court date is January 6th, 2017

Noel Perez – 21 years old from Ottawa, Ontario
– 8x Weapons Offences
– 2x Fail to Comply with Recognizance
– Next court date is January 5th, 2017

Jonathan Ranger – 33 years old
– 12x Weapons Offences
– 2x Drug Trafficking Offences
– Drug Possession (Marihuana)
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
– Breach of Probation
– Next court date is January 6th, 2017

Ranger is also wanted by police in Ottawa where he faces homicide charges. The Thunder Bay Police have been in contact with the Ottawa Police Service over this incident.

Nadine Sainnawap – 24 years old from Thunder Bay, Ontario
– 6x Weapons Offences
– 2x Drug Possession Offences
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
– Next court date is January 9th, 2017

This investigation is ongoing.

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