On Tuesday February 6, Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was notified that two dogs had been abandoned in a local hotel room. There was concern for the well-being of the dogs and they needed to be removed.
Huntsville OPP attended and found the room in complete disarray. In the course of attempting to locate the owner of the dogs, officers located drug paraphernalia along with a modified shot gun. With the assistance of Muskoka Crime Unit, a Search Warrant was executed and as a result, Patrick DEMARCO (26yrs) of Huntsville has been charged with the following offences:
- Possession of Prohibited Firearm C.C.
- Possession of Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Careless Storage of a Firearm, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of Schedule I Substances, Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
The accused will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Huntsville on Wednesday March 21, 2018 to answer to his charges.
The dogs were in good health and did not need to be seized. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 705-789-5551 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.