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Weapons Investigation on Exmouth Street


Broadcast Time:        3:20 pm                    Date:    February 20, 2024


On Monday, February 19, 2024 at approximately 12:15pm, two youths attended in the 800 block of Exmouth Street, Sarnia to speak with their friend who lives at a residence in that area. Upon knocking on the door, the two youths were spoken to by an adult from within the residence.

The adult male pointed what was believed to be a revolver at the two victims and made a threatening remark to them.

The two victims fled the area and called 9-1-1.

As a result, the Sarnia Police Service – Operations Division and the Emergency Response Team attended the location and shut down the surrounding area to ensure public safety and respond to the emergency situation.

Police surrounded the residence and negotiations with the suspect were initiated. The suspect eventually surrendered himself into police custody.

Christopher Paul Pevec (37) of Sarnia has been charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Pointing a Firearm – Section 87(1) CCC
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – Section 88(1) CCC
  • Uttering Threats – Section 264.1(1)(a) CCC

Original media releases:




The investigation was continued by the Criminal Investigation Division and a search warrant was executed at the residence.

An airsoft revolver matching the description of the weapon used was found within the residence.

Mr. Pevec was held for a Bail Hearing and has since been released from custody.

No one was injured as a result of this incident however this occurrence is believed to be connected to a stabbing that occurred at the same location approximately twelve hours prior.

Original media release: https://www.sarniapolice.ca/overnight-stabbing-exmouth-street/


In that incident, the suspect has been identified as Montana Joshua Gray (18) of Sarnia however he has not been located at this time. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for the following criminal offences:

  • Assault with a Weapon – Section 267 (a) CCC
  • Aggravated Assault – Section 268 CCC
  • Fail to Comply with an Undertaking x 2 – Section 145(4)(a) CCC

Airsoft or replica weapons can be extremely dangerous to the public as they are often used to commit criminal offences and intimidate people.

When police encounter people carrying or pointing these imitation firearms, they have to react to the threat appropriately.

Airsoft and replica firearms can be very deceiving and even upon close inspection, they can be mistaken as real firearms as they can have the appearance and weight of real ones.

How would you react if you saw this being carried by someone or being pointed at someone?


Inspector Leo Murphy

Criminal Investigation Division

Sarnia Police Service










Tel: 519-344-8861, extension XXXX

Email: ID@police.sarnia.on.ca

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