Man Wanted By OPP After Traffic Stop In Huntsville

Taylor Sovereign, a 27-year-old Huntsville man that fled on foot after a traffic stop
Taylor Sovereign. Photo courtesy of the OPP

The OPP are looking for a 27-year-old Huntsville man that fled on foot after a traffic stop that led to a list of charges for the other two occupants of the vehicle.

On March 2, 2022 at 7:38 a.m., a member of the Huntsville OPP was on patrol when they initiated a traffic stop on West Road. A passenger in the car they stopped, Taylor Sovereign, was wanted for bail violations. Sovereign fled on foot from the car, leaving the driver and one other occupant. Central Region OPP, the Canine Unit with the Central Region OPP Emergency Response Team and Huntsville OPP officers completed a search for Sovereign, but he was not located.

As result of the investigation, police located and seized a quantity of controlled substances and a 30-06 calibre rifle from the car.

Kathleen Van Duzen, 25, of Lake of Bays Township has been charged with:

  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance – crack cocaine
  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance – cocaine
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm

Taylor Sovereign, 27, of Huntsville is wanted by police. The OPP would like to advise there is no concern for public safety, but police ask that anyone that sees or knows the location of Sovereign to contact their local police service.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing. If you have information about this, please contact the Huntsville OPP Detachment at 705-789-5551 or the Provincial Communication Centre at 888-310-1122. You can also provide an anonymous tip online at or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.

The rifle seized by police. Photo courtesy of the OPP


  1. Wow are they out on bail, did they get released the same day? Just asking. So here we have a modified hunting rifle, with no intent on hunting but none other then the use of it for criminal involvement! So know the law abiding citizens that hunt are going to pay the price here again with Mr. trudeau and Blairs inept attitude to the general hunting population! 90 % of the charges will be plea bargained away and they will walk again! Minimum sentences are or will be removed from the criminal code for the use of firearms in a criminal activity. Its okay though, we live in a democratic country and support criminals and fail the victim! Safe day to all first responders and those on the front lines! THANK YOU!

  2. Bill C-75 was amended by the Trudeau government which prohibits police from holding most criminals. People complain about how unsafe the feel in their city suddenly. Well, the amendments were made June 2019. What we are witnessing wasn’t created by COVID19 but in fact the C75 amendments. Please take seriously your votes. If you like to sacrifice your quality of life for an idelogy….then vote Liberal. If you want pragmatic solutions for problems… Conservative.


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