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ROPE Squad Arrest Wanted Person With Handgun


Broadcast time: 12:50 AM

Date: July 15, 2022

On July 14, 2022, members of the Ontario Repeat Offenders Parole Enforcement Squad (ROPE Squad) attended the City of Sarnia to locate an accused wanted on a number of outstanding warrants from various jurisdictions including that of Sarnia.

The officers were able to locate the accused as he was about to enter a taxi in the 800 block of Devine Street. As officers exited their vehicles to approach the accused and arrest him, the suspect began to flee on foot resulting in a foot chase. The accused made every attempt to evade the officers and actually began throwing articles at the officers, such a chair.

As the foot pursuit continued, officers observed the accused attempting to access a loaded firearm concealed on his person. A violent struggle ensued during which the officers were able to complete the arrest and secure the scene.

Officers recovered a loaded .357 magnum revolver which is a prohibited hand gun.

Sarnia Police Chief Derek Davis commented, “The presence of these weapons in our community is obviously very concerning.  I commend our responding SPS officers, and Provincial ROPE Squad partners for their professionalism under these conditions.  They have safely removed another firearm from our streets, and prevented potentially tragic outcomes.”

As a result, the Sarnia Police Service investigated the incident further and have charged Abbas Kamal Zeidan, 42 years of age, of Windsor, with 18 new criminal charges which include:

  1. five counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order,
  2. two counts of failing to comply with a release order,
  3. resist arrest,
  4. assaulting a peace officer,
  5. assaulting a peace officer with a weapon,
  6. use of a firearm while committing an offence,
  7. along with other weapon possession charges

Zeidan has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

If anyone has information regarding Abbas Kamal Zeidan, they are please asked to contact
Detective Pat Moloney at 519-344-8861, extension 6239, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca