Search Warrant Executed - 6 People Arrested

Posted on Thursday January 11, 2018

On the 11th of January 2018 officers with the Investigation Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Simpson Street.

As a result of the search, officer located a stolen semi-automatic .22 calibre hand gun.  The firearm was loaded with one live round in the chamber and 9 additional rounds in the magazine.  The firearm was not properly stored and did not have a trigger lock on it at the time.  In addition, officers located 6 more rounds of .22 calibre ammunition and a small amount of fentanyl.

At the scene officers arrested 6 individuals including;

  • 27 year old Allen Agawa of Cunningham Road,
  • 29 year old Briana Howard of Trelawne Avenue,
  • 30 year old Tricia Robinson of Simpson Street,
  • 30 year old Rebecca Stevens of Bi Da Bin Street Rankin,
  • 36 year old Shaun Mearow of Mission Road Goulias River; and,
  • 32 year old Eric Mearow of Simpson Street

Tricia Robinson, Briana Howard and Rebecca Stevens have been charged with;

  • One count of unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon,
  • One count of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition,
  • One count of possession of a restricted firearm obtained by crime,
  • 2 counts of carless storage of a firearm or ammunition; and,
  • One count of possession of property obtained by crime

Tricia Robinson has also been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance. 

Allen Agawa has been charged with;

  • One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of a license to possess it,
  • One count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition,
  • One count of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order,
  • 2 counts of careless storage of a firearm or ammunition; and,
  • One count of possession of a firearm without being the holder of a license.

Shaun Mearow has been charged with;

  • One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of a license to possess it,
  • One count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition,
  • 4 counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order,
  • 2 counts of careless storage of a firearm or ammunition,
  • One count of possession of a firearm without being the holder of a license,
  • 2 counts of breach of probation,
  • One count of breach of undertaking,
  • One count of possession of a firearm obtained by crime; and,
  • One count of failing to attend court

Eric Mearow has been charged with;

  • One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of a license to possess it,
  • One count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition,
  • 3 counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order,
  • One count of breach of undertaking,
  • One count of possession of a firearm obtained by crime,
  • 2 counts of Careless Storage of a firearm or ammunition; and,
  • One count of possession of a firearm without being the holder of a license.

All six accused persons were held for bail court and the investigation is continuing.

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Contact information:
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, 580 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 4K1. (705) 949-6300 or info@ssmps.org

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