Stolen vehicle leads to weapon and drug charges

35-year-old Niagara Falls man faces numerous charges.

SOUTHWORTH TOWNSHIP – A Niagara Falls man faces a handful of charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Southworth Township, in the Kenora region.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police, officers from the Dryden detachment received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Thursday in the area of Southworth Township.

The vehicle was located with an individual sleeping inside, and police say a subsequent investigation determined the vehicle was stolen.

Tyler Rivard, 35, of Niagara Falls, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

·      Carrying concealed weapon – section 90

·      Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court – section 145(5)(a) x2 counts

·      Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – section 354(1)(a)

·      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

·      Possession of over 30g dried cannabis in a public place – section 8(1)(a) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Rivard was scheduled for a bail hearing on Friday, police said.

Anyone with information on the investigation is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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