Charges for alleged Brampton shoplifter after cop car crash

Published February 1, 2023 at 11:54 am

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A shoplifting call ended in charges for a Brampton resident after allegedly crashing into a cop car while trying to make a getaway.

The OPP says officers from the Orillia Detachment were called to a business on Monarch Dr. around 5:45 p.m. last Thursday (Jan. 26) for reports of a theft in progress.

Officers arrived at the business and identified two suspects who fled the scene in a vehicle, according to police.

But when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, police say the driver struck a police cruiser causing significant damage to both vehicles.

A 24-year-old from Brampton and a 24-year-old from North York were arrested and police laid a combined 111 charges against the suspects.

Jasgeen Singh, 24, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Theft Under $5000- Shoplifting
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order- Other Than to Attend Court – Three counts

Manvir Singh, 24, of North York has been charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Theft Under $5000- Shoplifting

Both individuals were held for bail and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Jan. 27. None of the allegations has been proven in court.

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