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20-Dec-2019

Two men arrested by OPP in Southgate after dramatic crash of stolen vehicle into two police cars


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FROM A DECEMBER 20 GREY BRUCE OPP MEDIA RELEASE — On December 19, 2019 in the early morning hours, Huron Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Wellington OPP and Grey Bruce OPP were involved in multiple stolen vehicle occurrences, with the same suspects, that began in the Goderich area with a stolen (black) truck.

During the suspect's criminal activity a second vehicle, (white) van was stolen and driven to Township of Southgate where OPP deployed a spike belt successfully rendering the vehicle not drivable. The driver and passenger fled on foot and a third vehicle, (white) truck was stolen from a garage at Southgate Sideroad 15. The suspects drove the vehicle through the garage door to exit the building. The stolen vehicle ran into police cruisers on the scene, damaging two OPP cruisers. Two occupants ran from the stolen vehicle and were arrested a short time later by officers and OPP K9 units.

A 39 year old man from Windsor has been charged with the following offences,

  • 2 counts of Theft of Motor Vehicle, section 333.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • 2 counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC
  • Flight from peace officer, section 320.17 CC
  • Dangerous operation, section 320.13(1) CC
  • 2 counts of Assault A Peace Officer with a weapon, section 270.01(1)(a) CC
  • Break, Enter a place - commit indictable offence, section 348(1)(b) CC
  • Mischief - destroys or damages property, section 430(1)(a) CC
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order, section 733.1(1) CC
  • Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code, section 320.18(1)(a) CC
  • Driving while under suspension, section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

A 24 year old man from Windsor has been charge with the following offences,

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle, section 333.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • 2 counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, section 354(1)(a) CC
  • Flight from peace officer, section 320.17 CC
  • Dangerous operation, section 320.13(1) CC
  • Fail to Comply with Undertaking, section 145(3) CC
  • Driving while under suspension, section 53(1) HTA

Both accused were remanded into custody in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on December 19, 2019.  

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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