Po­lice track thief to cabin and make ar­rest

The Goderich Signal-Star - - NEWS -

- A 24-yearold from North Huron is fac­ing a num­ber of crim­i­nal charges fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent that took place on Septem­ber 16, 2017.

Shortly af­ter 6: 00 p. m. Huron County On­tario Provin­cial Po­lice (OPP) of­fi­cers re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer that a stolen Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado had just been ob­served trav­el­ing west­bound on Har­ris­ton Road at a dan­ger­ous speed.

Of­fi­cers be­gan pa­trolling for the vehicle and a lit­tle while later a dif­fer­ent of­fi­cer spot­ted the sus­pect vehicle trav­el­ing south­bound on Lon­don Road forc­ing ve­hi­cles off of the road­way.

Of­fi­cers strate­gi­cally fol­lowed and a short dis­tance away a Huron OPP of­fi­cer laid a tire de­fla­tion de­vice (spike belt) out across the road­way on Don­ny­brook Line.

The sus­pect vehicle ul­ti­mately drove over the spike belt and within a cou­ple kilo­me­tres the vehicle be­came dis­abled. At that point the sus­pect fled on foot into a nearby bush lot.

Of­fi­cers con­tained the area and with the as­sis­tance of West Re­gion Emer­gency Re­sponse Team ( ERT) and an OPP Ca­nine unit po­lice tracked the male to a cabin where he was taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent.

Upon fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion po­lice ver­i­fied the Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado had been stolen from How­ick. In ad­di­tion, po­lice re­cov­ered over $4,800 in stolen prop­erty in­side the pickup truck.

A man, 24 years of age from North Huron has been charged with the fol­low­ing of­fences:

• Dan­ger­ous Op­er­a­tion of a Motor Vehicle

• Flight While Pur­sued by Peace Of­fi­cer

• Pos­ses­sion of Stolen Prop­erty - Over $5,000

• Pos­ses­sion of Stolen Prop­erty - Un­der $ 5,000 ( 3 counts)

• Break, En­ter & Theft

• Mis­chief Un­der $5,000 He has since been re­leased from cus­tody with a court ap­pear­ance sched­uled for October of 2017.

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