Police lay multiple weapons charges
The Calgary Police Service Guns & Gangs Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Detail have charged two men with weapons offences as a result of an ongoing operation.
In September 2019, the Guns & Gangs Unit initiated an operation targeting individuals involved in high-risk lifestyles, including the potential to be involved in violent incidents.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, police located a white, 2018 Ford Fusion parked at a truck stop located in the 4900 block of Barlow Trail S.E. The car contained two men wanted in relation to the ongoing operation, as well as three unknown individuals. Three individuals were taken into custody after a brief struggle with police, however, the other two vehicle occupants fled on foot.
Police seized the following items as a result of the arrests:
- A restricted semi-automatic handgun
- A prohibited high-capacity magazine
- $11,060 in Canadian currency
Photos of the seized items are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Two men have been charged in relation to this investigation. A 17-year-old male who was taken into custody from the scene was released without charges. Two other men remain outstanding.
Latef Reakwon TAG EL DIN, 23, of Calgary, was charged with eight weapons charges in relation to this event including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded restricted firearm and possession of a weapon contrary to a court order. He was also charged with eight outstanding criminal warrants. He will next appear in court on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.
Ojullo Mark OJULLO, 25, of Calgary, was charged with three outstanding criminal warrants. He will next appear in court on today, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.
The Service utilized resources from the Guns & Gangs Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Detail, District Operations Team, Canine Unit and members of patrol during these arrests.
“We are proactively targeting individuals involved in a high-risk criminal lifestyle who have the potential to commit violence in our community,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the CPS Guns & Gangs Unit. “While we continue to use multiple police resources to target these individuals, the continued support of the community is crucial in helping us to hold these individuals accountable.”
The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service through investigations, enforcement and suppression.
Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods: