From a Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service today...
Accident leads to Criminal Charges and the recovery of a loaded handgun:
On March 11th, 2011 at approximately 8:15 pm a single motor vehicle accident occurred on Hunter St E at the intersection of Burnham St. The accident and it's cause is currently under police investigation.
During the course of the investigation a male was seen by witnesses flee from the involved vehicle. There were two other males still at the vehicle, both suffering injuries from the collision. Witnesses alerted police of the fleeing male and the foot prints in the fresh snow were tracked. During the course of the search ammunition and a loaded revolver were recovered. Shortly after the male suspect who had fled the accident was also located and arrested.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested for Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle.
The three involved males were all wearing clothing identifying them as either involved with, or supporters of, the Outlaws Motorcycle Gang.
Charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Breach of a Prohibition Order is 29 year old Mark Cleary of Peterborough. Cleary and co-accused, 36 year old Keith Nolan of Richmond Hill, are also charged with Careless Storage of a Firearm, Occupying a Motor Vehicle with a Firearm present, Possession of a Restricted Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Weapons Dangerous and Possession of a Controlled Substance. They will appear in court via video appearance later this morning in order to begin the process of determining their innocence or guilt.
The third occupant of the Vehicle was transported to PRHC for treatment of his injuries. The police investigation is continuing regarding his involvement and further information will be released when available.