Man facing gun charges skips court date

A Toronto man facing ten gun-related charges failed to appear in court yesterday.

The man was loitering in a park in the Markham Road and Lawrence Avenue area on March 18 when he was allegedly found to be in possession of a loaded Tech 9 machine pistol and 30 rounds of ammunition.

He was granted bail on March 22.

Wariskhan Pathan, 18, was arrested March 18 on charges including possession of property obtained by crime, weapons dangerous, and careless storage of a firearm.

Meanwhile, a second Toronto man arrested on eight gun-related charges in a separate incident on March 17 is scheduled to appear in court March 31 for a bail hearing.

Police received reports of disorderly conduct in the Ellesmere and Orton Park Rds. area and found a man allegedly in possession of a semi-automatic 9mm Ruger handgun.

Jahdel Myers, 21, faces charges including unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

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