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Kelsey arrested for possessing prohibited weapons from Singapore

Wednesday, February 12, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE MARIE
POLICE SERVICE
 
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On February 11, 2014, the accused Kelsey Leva, age 19 of Elmwood Avenue, was found in possession of two prohibited weapons.

The weapons had been imported from Singapore to the accused’s address in Sault Ste. Marie.

The accused was arrested for importing a prohibited weapon X 2 and unauthorized possession of a weapon X 2.

The accused will appear in court on March 17, 2014, at 9 a.m.

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dust2 2/12/2014 8:26:18 AM Report

pure speculation, but she probably bought it online and the site probably warned her about import laws and the legality of it. a friend looked for a sword online and he quickly found out he couldn't buy one out of the country. he had to get it in canada or risk getting charged.
HowAbooutSomeLogic 2/12/2014 8:37:59 AM Report

OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
25miller 2/12/2014 9:04:14 AM Report

HAHAHAAH now that's funny HowAbooutSomeLogic
eclectic 2/12/2014 9:08:29 AM Report

Poor journalism. What was it? A 'flick' knife or maybe switchblade, brass knuckles....
I highly doubt it was anything worthy of an article, especially when you don't provide the required details.
sportsfan17 2/12/2014 9:28:03 AM Report

@eclectic Likely legal reasons for not providing that information.
euroman 2/12/2014 9:37:05 AM Report

I hope the police bill the accused for the time they spent on this. Just to be fair to those with a burned-out tail light.
Tag33&1/3rd 2/12/2014 9:40:03 AM Report

Ya probably weapons like that. Maybe even a stun gun or tasers.
dadal 2/12/2014 9:46:18 AM Report

They should post the items so ppl can learn what is illegal. Then again with the local mentality, people will rush to buy them.........
crashed13 2/12/2014 9:58:17 AM Report

All ways thought it was odd that a machete or sword is illegal but a axe or hammer is ok.

If someone wanted to do a person in with a non fire arm they can get equally dangerous stuff in any tool department.
Me Myself an I 2/12/2014 10:16:32 AM Report

just some dumba$$ who thought they could out smart the law by ordering things through the mail, not realizing that customs searches stuff.
HowAbooutSomeLogic 2/12/2014 10:21:03 AM Report

That was good euroman!

It's entirely subjective, crash. When we let idiots run the asylum we get the gov't we deserve.

I had a knife taken away coming into Canada one time...an antique my grandpa gave me and if you had ridiculous forearms you could open it with one hand - so they pointed to the provision about no knives that open w centrifugal force or gravity and snatched it. It always took me two hands to open it...

Anyway, then there are others like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9pzuX70Jhg
that use a torsion bar which anyone can open with one hand and those are fine, even though it would seem potentially more dangerous than a dull antique.

It's actually a good thing no one knows what a prohibited weapon is so that when taxpayer resources are wasted on things like this the accused has an excellent defense (as long as he hasn't admitted to knowing it was prohibited) which is that he had no knowledge of the characteristics of a prohibited weapon. Hopefully, the low conviction rate will stop this from happening in the future and will free up police resources to bust more of those dangerous potheads.
Girlie128 2/12/2014 10:21:21 AM Report

Doesn't everyone watch Border Security?
Verbatim 2/12/2014 3:08:24 PM Report

@howaboutsomelogic

ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law.....but i can speak from experience that you can actualy import guns from a different country and u can do so without a P.A.L. or an F.A.C..i have entered across our border on several ocassion with firearms....three rifles and 2 pistols....they get a little upset to say the least but they always let me go...no fines no confiscation...and its all perfectly legal
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