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Unlawfully At Large Suspect Arrested in Oakville and Charged with Firearm Offences

Unlawfully At Large Suspect Arrested in Oakville and Charged with Firearm Offences


The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) has laid several charges after the arrest of a suspect who was unlawfully at large.


On March 9, 2023, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad attended a residence in the area of Dundas Street West and Sixth Line in Oakville and arrested a suspect who was unlawfully at large as a result of parole violations.


A Criminal Code search warrant and Controlled Drug and Substances Act warrant were executed at the residence by members of the HRPS - 2 District CIB and the following items were seized (see attached photo):

  • A half-kilogram of cocaine

  • Prepackaged cocaine (approximately 3 ounces)

  • Cutting agent

  • Multiple scales

  • Approximately $40,000 in bundled Canadian currency

  • 12 rounds of hollow point ammunition

  • Loaded Glock 19 – 9mm handgun

  • 2 over-capacity extended magazines (30 round and 15 round)

  • Multiple cellular phones


Mohammad Hassani (26) of Oakville has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm

  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order

  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device (2 counts)

  • Careless Storage of a Firearm

  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition

  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1


Hassani was held in custody pending a bail hearing.


This collaborative effort between police agencies has resulted in a dangerous repeat offender being taken off the streets and once again put behind bars.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.


Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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