Essa OPP Police Press Releases WFP

DONNELLY Facing Numerous Firearms Charges

(ESSA Township, ON)- The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged an adult male with several weapons related charges.

On March 22nd, 2024, officers from the Nottawasaga detachment entered into an investigation of uttering threats in the area of Angus. As a result, a male party was arrested, and a loaded firearm and ammunition was seized. 

Members of the Nottawasaga OPP have laid 10 charges against Shawn DONNELLY, 50 years old, of Essa Township, related to weapon offences. The male was held for Bail and remanded into custody. The charges are as followed:

–      Careless use of a firearm (carry/handle)

–      Careless Storage of a firearm

–      Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

–      Carry concealed weapon

–      Unauthorized possession of a firearm

–      Knowledge of possession of firearm

–      Possession of loaded firearm

–      Tampering with serial number of a firearm

–      Resist Peace Officer

If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.