February 13, 2022

-Toronto Star


A truck loaded with firearms and magazines was stolen in Peterborough early Sunday morning, a police source confirms.

Peterborough Police Service later on Sunday said in a press release that “more than 2,000 firearms with clips” were reported to be in the truck.

Very few details were included in the release and a detective assigned to the case would not comment further, despite publicly-posted recordings of what appear to be police dispatches detailing the theft.

A senior policing source confirmed that a trailer full of long guns had been stolen and had not been located.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, police were called to a trucking company on Parkhill Road East “after reports a truck carrying a quantity of firearms was stolen from the yard,” Peterborough police said in a press release. No ammunition was believed to be on board, it said.

“While it is early in the investigation, it is believed this is an isolated incident,” Peterborough police said in the release, adding that other law enforcement agencies across the province have been notified.

The Ontario Provincial Police said Sunday they were aware of the theft but directed questions to Peterborough police, since the incident was in their jurisdiction. The RCMP also directed questions to Peterborough police.

The Star contacted a trucking company located on the road mentioned by the police, and named in the police dispatches.

“I don’t know anything about it, I’m sorry,” said a man who answered the Star’s call Sunday morning. He then hung up as a reporter was in the process of providing details from the online posts, which the police would not confirm Sunday.

Detective Constable Mike Penney said in a phone call that further details are expected to be released Monday.