Man charged after numerous firearms seized in Halton


A Stoney Creek man is facing charges after multiple firearms were seized over the course of an investigation that began in Oakville. 

Halton police say that on the morning of March 26, 2020, officers were called to an Oakville residence to respond to reports of a male with a firearm. Police say officers located and arrested the suspect with a loaded handgun.

No injuries were sustained during the arrest and no shots were fired, police say. 

Police allege that further investigation revealed the suspect was also the owner of numerous registered firearms, so officers executed public safety warrants in Burlington and Stoney Creek. 

As a result, 69 restricted, non-restricted, and prohibited firearms were allegedly seized by police.

Police say 60-year-old Paul Galardo has been charged with 17 firearm and prohibited weapons offences. 

He was held for a bail hearing in Milton.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Shane Glenfield of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

Photo courtesy of Halton police

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