Albert Street Search Warrant Leads to Seven Arrests and Seven EMCPA Violations

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Sault Police Services had a west end street shut down, April 20, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

On April 20, 2021 at 5:30p.m. officers with the Crime Suppression Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Emergency Services Unit and Patrol Services executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Albert Street West.

Upon entering the residence officers located 34-year-old Katelan Allen, 27-year-old Erin Booth of Oshawa, Ontario, 25-year-old Jeffery Krell, 40-year-old Joseph Premo, 31-year-old Rebecca Sangestino, 38-year-old Cynthia Shawana and 43-year-old Jody Shawana. They were all arrested.

A subsequent search of the area of arrest found the seven accused to be in possession of a sawed off shotgun, four rounds of .410 calibre ammunition, a .22 calibre ammunition casing, and small quantities of suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl.

“As a result of excellent investigative work, a dangerous firearm is off the streets, seven individuals are facing serious criminal charges and have also been issued provincial offences notices for violating the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA),” said Chief Hugh Stevenson. “Let this serve as a reminder to everyone in our community that we are in the midst of a provincial lockdown. Gatherings are highly restricted at this time and we will investigate any complaint of a violation. Those found to be in violation will be fined under the EMCPA.”

Katelan Allen is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 31, 2021.

Erin Booth is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, breach of recognizance, two counts of breach of probation and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 31, 2021.

Jeffrey Krell is charged with is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. He was released on a promise to appear in court on May 31, 2021.

Joseph Premo is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of breach of recognizance, two counts of breach of probation and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. He was held for bail court.

Rebecca Sangestino is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 31, 2021.

Cynthia Shawana is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 31, 2021.

Jody Shawana is charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and issued a provincial offences notice for breaching the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act during a lockdown. She was released on a promise to appear in court on May 31, 2021.

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