Ottawa Police seize loaded crime gun in Stittsville

(The location where frontline officers of the Ottawa Police Service seized a loaded sawed-off shotgun and charged two individuals. Map: Google Maps)

Overnight, Frontline Officers observed two men lurking in a Stittsville neighborhood at approximately 4:00 am in the morning of July 20, 2020.

An officer saw two men walking together in the area of Steventon Crescent and Delamere Drive. Approximately 25 minutes later, they were observed coming out of two nearby separate driveways.

They were arrested at scene for Trespassing by Night and officers located and seized a sawed-off loaded shot gun as well as stolen property.

As a result, West Criminal Investigations charged Lochiel McCarthy, 19 years old, of Ottawa with Carry a Concealed Weapon, along with other weapons related offences as well as Possess Proceeds of Property obtained by crime and Prowl at Night. He is scheduled to appear in court today.

Colm Lesage, 18 years old, of Ottawa is charged with Prowl at Night as well as Possession of Stolen Property. He was released on a Promise to Appear.

This is the 62nd crime gun seized in 2020.

Ottawa Police are reminding Ottawa residents that if they suspect someone is carrying a crime gun they should contact the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at


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