OPP make arrest, seize firearms after executing search warrant in Tyendinaga

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A Tyendinaga resident was arrested when the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a search warrant earlier this week.

According to a release from the OPP, shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2024, the OPP Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad attended a residence on Queen Street in Tyendinaga Township looking for a male who was breaching his conditions.

“The male fled the scene carrying a machete. After a brief foot pursuit, the male was arrested without incident and the machete was seized,” police said.

Officers of the L&A County Detachment along with the East Region Community Street Crime Unit executed the search warrant at the residence and seized a loaded shotgun, two rifles, a prohibited magazine, and various ammunition.

As a result of this investigation, the OPP has charged Joseph Dunkley, age 36, of Tyendinaga with:

  • Three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Three counts of careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device, or ammunition
  • Three counts of knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Five counts of failure to comply with release order – other than attend court
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Seven counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number had been tampered with

Dunkley was reportedly hel

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