Police find two grenades in popular Mississauga park

Jul 24 2018, 11:01 pm

Peel Regional Police are appealing to the the public for any information regarding the discovery of two grenades in a popular Mississauga park this past weekend.

The grenades were in Garcia Park, in the area of Whitehorn Avenue and Britannia Road, this past Sunday around 6:55 pm.

In a release, police said the items were determined to be two grenades manufactured between 1917 and 1980. It was unknown at first whether the grenades were active or inert, but further investigation has since found both the items are inert. The area was also “thoroughly searched by officers, and no further military ordnance were located.”

In light of the incident, police “are reminding the public to remain vigilant and cautious around objects that appear suspicious or out of place.”

Unwanted firearms and ammunition can be submitted for destruction by contacting 905-453-3311 to make arrangements to have an officer attend your residence. Do not bring these items to a police facility.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1133. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by leaving a tip online.

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