Madoc, Quinte West residents facing weapons charges following dispute at residence

Weapons seized during a recent investigation in Quinte West. – OPP photo

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two individuals following a weapons-related incident that occurred on Oct. 26.

In a media release, police state that at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the aforementioned date, officers responded to a dispute at a residence located on Factory Road, Quinte West, where a firearm had been brandished. In response to the incident, the OPP’s Emergency Response Team, Tactics and Rescue Unit, along with the Canine Unit, were dispatched to provide assistance. Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of three firearms as evidence.

Ashley Booth, a 41-year-old resident of Madoc, has been charged with the following offenses:

  1. Pointing a firearm
  2. Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  3. Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  4. Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition

Similarly, Robert Wilson, a 46-year-old resident of Quinte West, has been charged with the following offenses:

  1. Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  2. Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  3. Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition

Charges have not been proven in court.

Both accused individuals were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on November 16, 2023. The OPP continues to investigate the incident to ensure the safety and security of the community.

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