War vet not criminally responsible
Sep 4, 2013 / 3:02 pm
A man arrested earlier this year with a cache of weapons will not serve any time in jail after he was found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.
David Michael Toneff was 33-years-old when he was arrested on Jan. 11 during a traffic stop in Rutland. Police found nine firearms – four of which were loaded – along with several thousand rounds of ammunition.
A search warrant for the man’s home later found more weapons. In total, 13 rifles and handguns were seized and over 2000 rounds of ammunition. Police also say that 20 round magazines had been illegally modified to hold up to 30 rounds.
Toneff was facing 23 weapons charges, including possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, flight from a peace officer and careless use of a firearm.
He is still certified under the mental health act and currently resides at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquitlam. Transcripts of all court documents and submissions will now be sent to the review board to determine Toneff’s future.
Other media had previously reported that Toneff’s father told police his son was a Grade 8 dropout who joined the Canadian military, served in Afghanistan and was later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
All the weapons seized were registered and will be given up to the RCMP for destruction.
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