Long list of charges for theft case
A Québec man could almost be a full docket just on his own when his case comes up in provincial court in L’Orignal later in the year.
Andy Mapp, 32, of St-Eustache, faces 18 charges under the Criminal Code and the Ontario Highway Act following OPP investigation of an attempted theft of a woodprocessing machine from a private residence on Concession Road 5 in Alfred-Plantagenet Township. It all began Aug. 10 when police were called after midnight about a theftin-progress.
The caller had surprised the would-be thief in the act of driving off in a pickup truck with a Wallenstein model wood processor attached to it. The wood processor came unhooked from the pickup and ended up hitting a vehicle belonging to the caller.
OPP patrols reported a 2003 model white Ford pickup truck drive past a red light and stop signs at high speed. Const. Stéphanie Fortin-Provost intercepted the pickup on Front Road in nearby Champlain Township. He discovered through computer record check that Mapp, the driver, had a suspended licence and was in breach of past court-ordered release conditions.
Mapp is now charged under the Criminal Code with trespassing at night, theft of property valued over $5000, driving while disqualified, possession of burglary tools, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, dangerous driving, failure to comply with a legal undertaking, failure to comply with a legal recognizance, and two counts of failure to comply with the conditions of an undertaking given by an officer in charge. He is also charged under the Ontario Highway Act with stunt driving, driving a vehicle with its licence plate improperly displayed, failure to stop at a red light, along with two counts of driving with a suspended licence, and three counts of failure to heed a stop sign.
Mapp’s pickup truck was impounded for 45 days and he was kept in custody pending a bail hearing appointment at provincial court in L’Orignal.