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OPP seek owner of loaded gun found near ball diamond

PONSONBY - Police are looking for the owner of a loaded gun found near a local ball diamond.

On July 7 Wellington County OPP went to the Ponsonby ball diamond in response to a social media post about a gun being found in the area.

“Officers went to the alleged area and were able to locate a loaded firearm,” police stated in a July 7 press release.

“The firearm has been secured for public safety and its history is being investigated. The OPP is actively searching for the owner of the gun.”

At 11:18pm on July 6 someone with the Twitter handle @Megan_Allore tweeted, “Rode my horse on the road tonight and she almost stepped on a gun thrown in the ditch. Across from Ponsonby ball diamond.”

A few minutes later the user tweeted, “Also, who throws a gun onto the side of a road, across from a park full of kids?”

Police are asking anyone with information about the gun to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Police are also reminding residents who discover such “a public safety concern” to immediately call 911.


July 14, 2017


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