A Selwyn Township man is facing a number of weapons charges following a Peterborough police investigation.
The Peterborough Police Service said the accused is currently bound by a lifetime weapons prohibition and a probation order not to attend any campground, park, trails, or hiking areas except accompanied by an adult.
Police say that on June 22, members of a street crime unit found the man by himself and followed him to a trail in the area of Nassau Mills Road and Armour Road. Officers located the man just off the trail in the bushes with a compound bow and arrows. The accused was taken into custody without incident.
Austin DeMaeyer, 19, of Selwyn, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts each of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order and failure to comply with a probation order.
The accused was held in custody and will appear in court in Peterborough on Thursday.
“The accused’s name is being released as a matter of public safety,” police stated.
DeMaeyer was arrested in October 2021 for criminal harassment (besetting and watching a complainant) along with failure to comply with a sentence.
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