Area OPP Police Press Releases

Spike Belt Used To Stop 17 Year Old In Stolen Vehicle

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – On Tuesday December 29, 2020 at 7:41 p.m. members of the Oneida Police Service along with the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to reports of a fail to remain (FTR) collision on Chippewa Rd. involving a pickup truck and a motor vehicle. The pickup was located a short time later by officers and was observed driving through an open field. A tire deflation device was successfully deployed as the suspect vehicle attempted to flee the scene. The suspect vehicle stopped a short distance away and the driver fled the scene on foot, with officers in fresh pursuit.  

Members of the OPP K9 Unit arrived on scene and a suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

Police have confirmed that the pickup truck involved in the FTR collision had been reported stolen to the London Police Service. During this investigation police also located and recovered two other stolen vehicles.

As a result of an investigation police have charged a 17 year old youth from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation with:

  •    Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada as per section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,
  •    Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Opioid as per section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act

The youth has been release from police custody and is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on February 22 to speak to the charges.

The Middlesex OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or your nearest police authority. The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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