Mississauga man allegedly uses stolen vehicle to pick up friend at police station: Caledon OPP

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Published December 23, 2022 at 3:58 pm

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A Mississauga man allegedly drove a stolen vehicle to pick up his friend at a police station.

Not only that, he appears to have had stolen items in the car along with drugs and evidence of drug trafficking, OPP said.

The man came to pick up a friend from the OPP Caledon Detachment yesterday (Dec. 22), OPP said in a press release.

But the police noticed the vehicle and discovered it had been reported stolen earlier in the month.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver “made intentional contact with a police vehicle and attempted to flee,” OPP said.

“Officers were able to safely stop the vehicle and arrest the driver and occupant.”

Police say they recovered the stolen vehicle and seized numerous pieces of stolen property and drugs.

Two people face charges in the incident.

Joseph Navarro, 53, from Mississauga has been charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of property obtained by crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Flight from police
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of stolen identity document
  • Possession of stolen credit card

Trena Parsons, 39, from Fenelon Township has been charged with:

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of stolen identity document
  • Possession of stolen credit card

Navarro and Parsons are scheduled to appear in Orangeville Provincial Court in March.

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