Kitchener man facing 15 charges after being stopped on stolen motorcycle

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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