SUDBURY -- Ontario Provincial Police say a 19-year-old has been arrested and is facing a list of 27 charges following a short car chase that revealed a stolen vehicle and two loaded guns.

Police said a traffic complaint was called in around 8:49 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle was reportedly swerving all over the road on Highway 17 in Iron Bridge, east of Sault Ste. Marie.

Officers tried to perform a traffic stop on the speeding vehicle around 9:09 p.m., but the driver fled west. Shortly after, police responded to a crash involving the same vehicle on Melwell Road and found a man passed out in a ditch with a duffle bag.

Police discovered the vehicle had been stolen from Sault Ste. Marie and during a search of the bag, they found a loaded sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, a loaded sawed-off semi-automatic .22 calibre rifle, six suspected valium pills, cannabis paraphernalia, break-in tools, a mask, personal cheques and several bank cards.

During his arrest, the accused allegedly threatened to kill police and their families. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before being put into police custody.

The teen has been charged with:

  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Dangerous operation
  • Uttering threats-cause death of bodily harm
  • Two counts of possession of firearm and ammunition prohibition order
  • Two counts possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by
  • Two counts of possession of prohibited or restricted weapon firearm/ammunition
  • Two counts of occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Two counts of knowledge of unauthorized possession of
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Two counts transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
  • Two counts of fail to comply with a sentence contrary to section 137 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Driver motor vehicle - no licence

The accused remains in custody following a bail hearing held by video in Blind River Wednesday.