Moosonee OPP Police Press Releases

Dwayne EDWARDS Arrested After Foot Pursuit

(MOOSONEE, ON) – An arrest made on an existing warrant, led to further charges.

On June 11, 2024, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol on Moose Drive in the town of Moosonee, when an officer observed a person known to have an active arrest warrant.

When the officer advised the person they were under arrest, the person then began to flee the area on a pedal bike. The officer then commenced a short foot pursuit and arrested the individual.

During a search incident to arrest, police located a pellet gun.

As a result of the investigation, Dwayne EDWARDS, 40 years of age of Moosonee, was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Resist peace officer
  • Failure to comply with release order
  • Disguise with intent
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of illicit cannabis
  • Failure to attend court while on release order

The accused remains in custody and is next scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 14, 2024.

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