Three-year-old child located inside stolen vehicle during police investigation

Feb 16 2018, 4:22 pm

Toronto Police have arrested two men following a stolen vehicle investigation.

According to police, on Wednesday, February 14, officers located a stolen vehicle in the Dufferin Street and Highway 401 area. Police found a man inside the car, with a three-year-old child.

Police located another man involved with the incident a short distance away.

It’s alleged that during a search of the┬ástolen vehicle and the two men, officers located and seized a loaded .45 calibre semi-automatic pistol, 5.9 grams of cocaine and approximately $8,000.

Mohammad Hassani, 21, and 25-year-old Dean Howlette of Toronto, now face a total of 24 charges.

Hassani’s charges include possessing restricted/prohibited firearm without holding licence, occupying motor vehicle with firearm, and possessing Schedule I Substance for trafficking.

Hassani was also was charged in relation to an outstanding warrant in regards to a shooting investigation.

As for Howlette, he was also charged with possessing restricted/prohibited firearm without holding licence, occupying motor vehicle with firearm, and possessing Schedule I Substance for trafficking.

Police did not release any further information on the child located in the vehicle.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact police at 416-808-3300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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