November 30, 2023

A Lindsay, Ont., man faces firearm and other charges following the search of a housing unit in Lindsay on Wednesday.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, officers launched an investigation into a reported housing unit takeover in the area of Williams Street North and Bond Street.

Police determined a resident was being held against their will.

With the help of the OPP’s tactics and rescue unit, police conducted a search warrant at the residence where they seized a firearm and arrested one person.

Bradley Hicks, 40, of Lindsay, was charged with forcible confinement, pointing a firearm, using an imitation firearm while committing an offence, assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, failing to comply with a release order, and three counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.

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He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Lindsay on Thursday, police said.

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