Man with cache of weapons not criminally responsible

David Michael Toneff had nine weapons, four of them loaded, in his vehicle when he was stopped by police in January.

A Kelowna man who was caught driving around with several loaded firearms will not be going to trial.

On Wednesday, a Kelowna judge ruled that David Michael Toneff was not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder and discharged the 25 charges against the man.

Toneff came to the attention of police on Jan. 11, when an officer attempted to stop a Mercury Sable that was driving without a headlight on Highway 33.

The vehicle sped away, police said at the time, but they found it on Davie Road and arrested a 33-year-old man.

A search of the vehicle turned up nine firearms, four of which were loaded, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Two other firearms were seized from the man’s home.

Toneff had been facing charges of flight from police, mischief and 23 weapons-related offences.

Kelowna Capital News