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Two arrested, one wanted in London stolen vehicle and firearm investigation

London police arrested two people and are looking for a third suspect in relation to a stolen vehicle and firearm investigation.

One man and one woman were arrested Monday morning

A London woman has been charged with impaired driving, among other offences, after fleeing the scene of a single-vehicle collision near Wortley Road and Beaconsfield Avenue early Wednesday afternoon. (Liny Lamberink/CBC)

London police arrested two people and are looking for a third suspect in relation to a stolen vehicle and firearm investigation. 

Two women and a man visited a Glenwood Avenue residence, northwest of Hamilton Road and Highbury Avenue North, Monday at around 9:50 a.m. 

Police said an argument ensued, with one of the  woman threatening an occupant with a gun. 

Witnesses called police and the three suspects fled the area in a black Mercedes. Checks revealed the licence plates had been reported stolen, police said.

Officers said the vehicle was found driving dangerously in the area of Marconi Boulevard and Trafalgar Street. 

After a short pursuit near Highbury and Bradley Avenue, an officer used a tire deflation device on the vehicle. Two tires were deflated but the vehicle continued westbound on Bradley Avenue before being found abandoned on Jalna Boulevard. 

Following an inspection of the vehicle, police said they found brass knuckles, the barrel of a black handgun, and .22 calibre blank fire ammunition. 

Officers searched the area and arrested two suspects, a 38-year-old male and 25-year-old female, around 10:40 a.m. 

Both were charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. The woman is also charged with one count of failing to comply with a release order. 

Officers were unable to locate the third suspect, but have charged a 31-year-old London woman by way of warrant of arrest with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, uttering threats of death or bodily harm, and possession of a weapon. 

No injuries were reported and police have yet to locate the firearm. 

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call London police or Crime Stoppers. 


 

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