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Canada-wide warrant issued for Richmond Hill abduction suspect

Jonathan McLennan is considered armed and dangerous
2018-08-28 Jonathan MCLENNAN
Jonathan McLennan. Photo provided by York Regional Police

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Jonathan McLennan following an abduction in the Town of Richmond Hill.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at 2:50 a.m., a female victim rang a doorbell at a residence located in the area of High Tech Road and Silver Linden Drive. The door was not answered, but video surveillance shows an unknown male suspect, armed with what appears to be a handgun, exiting a vehicle parked out front on the roadway. The suspect had an altercation with the victim on the front porch of the residence and dragged her back to his vehicle by her hair before driving away. The male can be heard in the video threatening to kill the victim.

Thanks to tips received from the public, on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, investigators were able to identify both the man and woman that were seen in the surveillance video. The victim, a 28-year-old woman from the Town of Richmond Hill, was located in good health.

The suspect vehicle, a 2017 Toyota RAV4 has been located by investigators and has been seized.

    •    Jonathan McLennan, 27, City of Toronto

    •    Kidnapping with a firearm
    •    Forcible confinement
    •    Uttering threats
    •    Pointing a firearm
    •    Carrying a concealed weapon
    •    Unauthorized possession of a firearm
    •    Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm

Mr. McLennan is urged to seek legal counsel and turn himself into police immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you spot him do not approach, call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online.