An investigation sparked by reports that a man had threatened to shoot people in two separate incidents has led to the arrests of a man and a woman and seizure of a loaded gun, according to police.
The first incident occurred around 2:30 am Sunday, April 3 when officers responded to a gas station on Simcoe Street North in Oshawa, where a suspect had threatened to shoot an employee, Durham police said. The male suspect fled with a woman prior to police arriving.
A short time later police responded to the Holiday Inn on Consumers Drive in Whitby for a report that a suspect had been assaulted and threatened to shoot an employee, the police said.
Officers located two suspects at a Motel 6 in the area. During the arrests a loaded gun was seized, police said.
Adil Hosannah, 30, of Marjoram Drive, Ajax, faces multiple weapons charges as well as assault, uttering threats and mischief. Tishante Johnson Whittaker, 29, of Aquatic Ballet Path in Oshawa, is charged with weapons offences.