Police track thief to cabin and make arrest
- 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.