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Crispus BOSWORTH Was Arrested

(ELGIN, ON) – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a stolen vehicle on the eastbound Highway 401, Southwest Oxford and arrested the driver.

Beginning on July 1, 2024, at approximately 7:35 a.m., a member of Elgin OPP, Chatham Detachment, attempted to stop a passenger vehicle on the westbound Highway 401 near the 79-Kilometer Marker, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, for failing to have licence plates affixed to the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop when directed and fled from police at a high rate of speed. In the interest of public safety, the officer did not pursue the vehicle.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., members of Elgin OPP, observed the same passenger vehicle travelling on the eastbound Highway 401 initially near the 82-Kilometer marker, Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The vehicle failed to stop when directed by police two more times before being stopped by members of the Elgin OPP and Middlesex OPP near the 217-Kilometer marker of the eastbound Highway 401, Southwest Oxford Township.

The passenger vehicle was determined to have previously reported stolen from a car dealership in Hamilton, Ontario.

As a result of the investigation, Crispus BOSWORTH, a 49-year-old from Montreal, Quebec was charged with:

·        Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

·        Flight from peace officer (Three Counts)

·        Mischief – destroys or damages property

·        Carless Driving

·        Drive motor vehicle, no plates

The accused was held for a bail hearing, remanded into custody, and scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, St. Thomas on July 4, 2024.

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