Niagara Police cruiser ‘intentionally’ struck by stolen rental truck

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Published August 4, 2021 at 8:31 pm

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A stolen U-Haul moving truck ran amok early this morning (August 4) through the streets of St Catharines damaging one property and two vehicles, including the police cruiser that was in pursuit.

Just past midnight, the police were called to the Welland Avenue and Dorchester Boulevard after the rental truck allegedly smashed into a parked tow truck.

As soon as the police pursued with sirens and lights going, the truck then allegedly veered off the road, causing what police estimated to be more than $20,000 in property damage.

But it didn’t end there. Following that, police alleged the driver “intentionally” struck their cruiser, causing over $5,000 in damages. Neither the driver nor the police were injured in the final collision.

At that point, the truck was broken to the point of being undriveable.

Police arrested Sean Gummerson, 41, of Chelmsford, Ontario, and charged him with: possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, dangerous driving, fleeing from the police, mischief over $5,000, possession of robbery equipment, failure to comply and probation violations.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact Constable Cody Cole at 905-688-4111, extension 1008894.

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