Around 2:30 a.m. this morning, Monday, January 27, 2020, an Officer recognized a vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier this month being driven on Bessie Street. The Officer followed the vehicle in his cruiser maintaining a safe distance until additional Police units were in the area.

The driver of the vehicle abruptly turned off of Lasalle Boulevard onto Starlight Street pulling into the parking lot of Ecole Felix Ricard where multiple Police vehicles boxed in the stolen car. The driver of the stolen vehicle proceeded to ram the car into Police cruisers causing minor damage to all vehicles involved before members of the Tactical Unit were able to get into the vehicle taking the man into custody. The man and one Officer sustained minor injuries during the incident.

The 28 year old man has been charged with the following under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Highway Traffic Act;

  • Theft Over $5,000
  • Unlawfully at Large (outstanding Arrest Warrants – Breach of Probation)
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Flight from Peace Officer
  • Resist Arrest
  • Breach of Probation x4
  • Drive While Prohibited
  • Drive While Suspended x2                                               

The man will attend Bail Court today to answer to the charges