Burwash Township Man Charged After Brandishing Weapon Towards Police


On July 26, 2022, at 11:38 p.m. members of the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an intoxicated person complaint on Estaire Road, Burwash Township.

A person had exited the door and brandished a firearm in the direction of the police.

No person was injured during this incident.

As a result of the investigation, a 34 year-old man from Burwash Township, was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC
  • Pointing a Firearm, contrary to section 87 of the CC


The accused was held in custody for bail court, then released on a court order and is scheduled to re-attend the Ontario Court of Justice on August 24, 2022, in Sudbury.