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ROPE Squad Arrest Wanted Person With Handgun


 

Broadcast time:
12:20 PM

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 accused 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 firearm.

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