Police recover stolen vehicle, seize handgun and illegal drugs

Windsor Police Service News Update
January 3, 2024
Case #: 24-761
Police recover stolen vehicle, seize handgun and illegal drugs

The Windsor Police Service has arrested one suspect after recovering a stolen vehicle and seizing a handgun and over $6,000 worth of illegal drugs.

On January 3, 2024, shortly after 12 a.m., police spotted a stolen vehicle at a business in the 900 block of Ottawa St. Officers quickly located and arrested the vehicle’s driver inside the business. Police also seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, and large quantity of illegal drugs, which the suspect had discarded shortly before his arrest.

The drugs seized included 14.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 17.5 grams of fentanyl, and 3.5 grams of cocaine. 

Ryan Rivard, 40, has been charged with breach of probation, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (x5), and 11 weapons offences.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service Drugs and Guns Enforcement Unit (DIGS) at 519-255-6700, ext. 4361. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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