Man arrested twice in 3 days

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A Walpole Island man has a lot to answer for from a pair of incidents over the past week.

In both arrests, fentanyl was found, according to Walpole Island police.

It began March 3 when officers pulled over a vehicle on Tecumseh Road about 3 p.m. after they realized it had stolen plates.

The driver was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle led to the seizure of suspected fentanyl.

A 58-year-old Walpole Island man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property.

Three days later, police ultimately arrested the same man, but not before a chase.

On March 6 at 9:30 p.m., officers tried to pull over a vehicle on River Road on Walpole Island, as the vehicle had not license plates.

However, police say the driver fled to a nearby residence where he was taken into custody.

A search, incident to arrest, resulted in the seizure of a loaded firearm and suspected fentanyl.

The same 58-year-old man faces charges of:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Resist peace officer
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Failure to comply with undertaking (two counts)
  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance (two counts)
  • Multiple Highway traffic act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act and Off-Road Vehicles Act offences.

The accused was remanded into custody following a bail hearing.

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