ARTHUR – A Kitchener man faces 15 charges, most weapon and drug related, after trying to evade police here on the weekend.
Wellington County OPP officers stopped a motorcycle for an alleged driving violation on George Street near Charles Street in Arthur on Oct, 4 at about 3pm.
Police say the driver attempted to flee the scene, but police were able to place the driver under arrest “after a brief struggle.”
Officers spoke with the driver of the motorcycle, which was reported stolen from Oxford County, and transported him to a local OPP station for testing.
“The accused was in possession of a stolen handgun, ammunition, a switchblade knife, and a quantity of fentanyl,” police stated in a press release.
Tomasz Kurzydlowski, 41, of Kitchener, was charged with:
- carrying a concealed weapon;
- resisting a peace officer;
- possession of a Schedule 1 substance (fentanyl);
- possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition;
- possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
- possession of a firearm obtained by crime;
- unauthorized possession of a weapon (two counts);
- driving while impaired by drug;
- driving while prohibited;
- possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000);
- failing to comply with an undertaking;
- failing to stop for police; and
- driving while suspended (two counts);
He was to appear for a bail hearing in Guelph court on Oct. 5.
Anyone with information can contact Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
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