Mississauga man arrested for alleged ride in stolen truck


Published December 29, 2021 at 2:44 pm

A Mississauga man has been charged after police say he was found driving a stolen truck north of Barrie last week.

Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP say a 2019 Dodge Ram 3500 was reported stolen on Dec. 22 from Vasey Road in Tay Township, around 50 kilometres north of Barrie.

The next day, police say an OPP officer located and stopped a matching the description of the stolen truck in the parking lot of the Mountainview Mall in Midland.

Police have now charged the driver of the vehicle with at least five offences.

Jevon Coveny, 44, of Mississauga, has been charged with:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000.
  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle.
  • Break, Enter a dwelling house with intent to commit indictable offence.
  • Dangerous operation.
  • Driving while under suspension.

Coveny was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Feb. 10.

Police are reminding people to keep their homes and vehicles locked to help prevent theft. Here are some tips form the OPP:

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
  • Never leave your car keys in plain view or in an easily accessible area.
  • Keep your vehicle registration certificate and proof of insurance on you at all times. Don’t leave these documents in your glove compartment.
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk.
  • Give only your ignition key to a parking lot attendant. Keep all other keys with you.

For more information on how to safeguard your property from thieves you can read up on the OPP’s Lock It or Lose It campaign.

To report a crime anonymously visit Crime Stoppers ontariocrimestoppers.ca or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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