Four Arrested for Firearms Offenses

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On June 26th, 2018 officers with the Emergency Services Unit, Patrol Services Division and Investigation Services Division of The Sault Ste. Marie Police searched a residence in the 300 block of Albert Street West in relation to firearms offenses and 2 individuals that were wanted.

As a result, 24 year old Brandon Wyatt of Old Garden River Road, 20 year old Bailey Guzzo of Second Line West, 24 year old Kassidy Wigwas of Boston Avenue and 25 year old Joseph Boyer of no fixed address were taken into custody.

Upon arrival officers contained the residence and observed the 4 individuals exit a window of the residence and climb up to the roof.  Once on the rooftop, one of the accused persons threw a firearm off of the roof to the ground below.  The firearm hit the ground and a single round was discharged in close proximity to officers that were standing below.

Nobody was injured when the firearm was discharged.  Officers were able to safely retrieve the firearm and found it to be a semi-automatic 22 caliber rifle.  There was a magazine inserted into the rifle with multiple rounds in it.  The barrel had been cut and the stock was modified to function as a pistol grip.

Officers entered the residence and all 4 individuals were taken into custody.  Upon searching the residence, officers located a large amount of ammunition and another rifle barrel.

It is also alleged that on May 3rd, 2018 the accused, Brandon Wyatt broke into a business in the 1100 block of Great Northern Road.  The accused took a number of items from the business and caused damage to the window of a motor vehicle that was parked there.

It is alleged that on June 14th, 2018 the accused, Joseph Boyer uttered a threat to a male that was known to him while holding a firearm.

Bailey Guzzo and Kassidy Wigwas have been charged with;

One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
One count of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized,
One count of possession of a loaded firearm, and;
One count of carless storage of ammunition

Upon her arrest Kassidy Wigwas was also found to be in possession of a small amount of crack cocaine.  She has also been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Brandon Wyatt has been charged with;

One count of break and enter,
One count of mischief under $5,000,
One count of breach of probation,
One count of possession of a loaded firearm,
One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
One count of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, and;
One count of careless storage of ammunition

Joseph Boyer has been charged with;

One count of uttering threats,
Two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition in contravention of a court order,
Two counts of breach of probation,
Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
Two counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, and;
Two counts of possession of a loaded firearm

All four individuals were held for bail court.

Firearms safety is a very important part of gun ownership.  Any unauthorized modifications to a firearm are illegal and can be extremely dangerous.  Any individual that may be in lawful possession of a firearm that they no longer want, or do not know how to lawfully dispose of can contact The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service to assist in the safe and lawful disposal of the firearms.

15 COMMENTS

  1. They’ll get off with a slap on the wrist and probation that says don’t do bad stuff which usually works great. I’m sure they’ll turn into wonderful citizens that their parents can be proud of.

  2. These deadbeats should be pistol whipped and then sent to a year of mandatory boot camp in Siberia. But instead they will get a slap on the wrist and be back on the street to re-offend in a flash.

    • Well rape is illegal and people still do it. That does not mean there should not be laws against rape just because some awful people will break that law.

    • What an ignorant analogy. Should the government pass a law requiring consenting adults apply to the RCMP for an Authorization for Sexual Intercourse and then wait for the paper copy to be mailed to them by the RCMP before having sex? That will definitely stop rape from ever occurring again.

    • Savanna Dee do some research into bill C71 and once you have a basic understanding of it ask yourself how it would have prevented this or any future gun and gang related crimes.
      Then look into bill C75 and you’ll see how they want to lessen the penalties for such crimes. Then and only then will you understand my comment.
      If you are not willing to do the research and understand these bills then you can not possibly make an informed and logical comment.

    • Dave Ostrowski Gallant there was a lot of sarcasam in your original post and I did look up the bill before commenting. If rule followers follow the rules what is so bad about having rules? Sounds like you enjoy guns and would not use them to hurt other people unlike some rule breaking criminals… they still need laws in place though.

  3. K, my question is this..
    If it’s the same Joseph Boyer, he was arrested a year ago for home invasion.. a home invasion in which a knife was held to the throat of the resident. WHY is he not in jail still?!

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