Arrest warrant issued for suspect in connection to bomb hoax call

Windsor Police Service News Update
September 21, 2023
Case #: 23-107838
Arrest warrant issued for suspect in connection to bomb hoax call

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The Windsor Police Service has issued an arrest warrant for a suspect following last week’s false bomb threat.

On September 15, 2023, officers responded to an online report about a bomb having been placed near the Ontario Court of Justice on Chatham Street East. Officers and K9 explosive-detection dogs conducted a thorough search of the area and ultimately determined there was no threat to the community.

The Windsor Police Major Crimes Unit launched an investigation and identified the suspect as 28-year-old Fernando (Sebastian) Guijarro Velastegui. Investigators applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Velastegui, a former Windsor resident now believed to be in Ecuador. 

Velastegui is currently wanted for public mischief. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Windsor Police Service Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

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. 4462.

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