Licence plate reader helps bust Brampton driver in stolen vehicle: police

Published April 12, 2023 at 3:18 pm

A Brampton driver is facing charges after police say they were busted in a stolen vehicle with the help of licence plate reading tech.

Just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday (April 8), the OPP says an officer from the James Bay Detachment pulled over a driver on Hwy 11 South in Cochrane, approximately 100 kilometres north of Timmins.

Police say the officer got a hit on an Automated Licence Plate Recognition and In-Car-Camera system which led to the traffic stop. A photo from the incident shared by the OPP shows a black hatchback boxed in by at least two police cruisers.

The vehicle was stolen and a 27-year-old driver from Brampton who was under suspension was arrested, police said.

Trayvon Barnett, 27, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Personation with intent – intent to gain advantage (identity fraud)
  • Use, deals, acts on forged document
  • Driving while under suspension

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane on May 2. None of the allegations have been proven  in court.

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