Loaded handgun seized after van crashes into Central Cat Hospital

London police say they have seized a loaded handgun and suspected crystal meth after a van drove into a veterinary clinic early Wednesday morning. A 37-year-old man is facing numerous charges.

Driver fled the scene after van smashed into vet clinic on Adelaide St. early Wednesday morning

(Bernard Graham/CBC)

London police say they seized a loaded handgun and suspected crystal meth after a van drove into a veterinary clinic early Wednesday morning.

Police received a 9-1-1 call about a hit-and-run at the Central Cat Hospital on Adelaide Street—​near Central Avenue—​just before 4 a.m.

The suspect vehicle was last seen heading south on Adelaide with minor damage to its front-end.

Police stopped the vehicle just outside of their headquarters where a search resulted in the discovery of a loaded handgun. Police say they also found what is believed to be crystal meth.

A 37-year-old London man was arrested. He faces a long list of charges:

  • Use/handle/store firearm carelessly
  • Possess firearm while prohibited
  • Possess prohibited/restricted weapon
  • Occupy motor vehicle with firearm
  • Possess loaded regulated firearm
  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of substance for the purposes of trafficking