Police find gun in traffic stop

CARLINGTON – Ottawa police turned a routine traffic stop in to gun charges yesterday (Aug; 27) afternoon.

“Neighbourhood resource officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Caldwell Avenue yesterday afternoon,” the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) released in a statement today. “At approximately 2:50 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle and located a loaded handgun.”

The Ottawa police’s Guns and Gangs Unit charged Gedi Bache, 23, of Ottawa and Emrah Ahmeti, 24, of no fixed address, with:

  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Unlicenced Person Possess Weapon 
  • Possess Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence
  • Occupying a Motor Vehicle with Firearm
  • Possess Firearm While Prohibited

Both are scheduled to appear in court today.