The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is hoping tips from the public will help them catch a federal offender who has been on the run for nearly a year.
Besides being on the run, Gurfathe Kooner is wanted by both the Windsor Police Service and the Essex Ontario Provincial Police detachment for more than a dozen crimes.
Kooner has been at large since April 2016. He was serving a three-year federal sentence for possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, knowingly possessing an unauthorized firearm, carrying a firearm in a motor vehicle, breach of a prohibition order (not to possess a firearm or ammunition) and unauthorized possession of a prohibited device.
As if that wasn't enough, the list of additional charges Kooner faces is long.
Windsor Police Service wants him for surety removal, three counts of fraud over $5,000, two counts of breach of recognizance, uttering death threats and failing to attend court. Kooner is wanted by the Essex OPP for unauthorized possession of a firearm, break of firearms regulations, possessing a firearm with the serial number removed and two counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a court order.
Kooner is of Middle Eastern descent. He is 31, stands 6-3 and weighs 241 pounds. The last time he was seen he sported a shaved head and a dark goatee. He has several tattoos, including a tiger on his right forearm, tribal symbols on both forearms, barbed wire on his right wrist and a tattoo of the word "Punjabi" on the right side of his neck.
Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial ROPE Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-ROPE (7673) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or phone 9-1-1.