Charges laid after man leads cops on wild chase through Milton, Oakville

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Published April 18, 2024 at 3:39 pm

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A wild car chase that took cops from Milton to Oakville yesterday afternoon ended with a man facing a dozen or so charges.

Halton police arrested a suspect after finding a man hidden in bushes near the Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville.

The adventure started just after noon on Wednesday when a stolen red Jeep Cherokee raced through a red light at the intersection of Louis St. Laurent Avenue and Farmstead Drive in Milton.

Police said the Jeep struck another vehicle, which was carrying a four-year-old child, who was not seriously injured. However, the driver of the second vehicle was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Jeep, which had been reported stolen from Kitchener, was then spotted driving south on Highway 25. The driver didn’t stop for police and continued at a high rate of speed towards Oakville.

A second collision occurred around 1 p.m. near the Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville, according to police.

The driver fled the scene of that collision on foot and attempted to carjack an employee in the parking lot of the Ford plant. After failing, the man fled into some brush located north of the plant.

Police were called to the area and conducted a search that included the use of K9 officers. A suspect was located and arrested a short time later.

Saqr Kinani, 24, of no fixed address, is charged with two counts of failing to stop for an accident, dangerous driving, flight from police, driving while disqualified, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and robbery.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or on the website.

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