Owner tracks stolen Mississauga vehicle, suspect wanted after dangerous run from police
Published October 23, 2023 at 9:01 am
Police are asking the public to help locate the alleged driver of a vehicle stolen out of Mississauga who led police on a dangerous chase near Kingston last week.
It all started around 7:45 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 19) when OPP officers were alerted to a vehicle reported stolen in Mississauga that was headed eastbound on Highway 401 in Napanee, some 50 kilometres west of Kingston.
The stolen vehicle’s owner was tracking its location using an Apple air tag, and police say officers located the vehicle as the driver was about to exit onto Highway 38.
But that’s when police say the driver pulled back onto the 401 and took off at high speed.
Officers were unable to catch the driver and, due to a concern for public safety, police stopped following the driver who began “driving very dangerously,” swerving in between vehicles on Division Street and almost causing several collisions.
The driver of the stolen vehicle then rear-ended a white Volkswagen Jetta, sending the other car into the ditch and leaving the driver with minor injuries before taking off again and crashing while trying to take an on-ramp.
By the time officers caught up with the stolen vehicle, they found it empty as the suspect had already made a getaway on foot. Police called in K9 officers and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Officers with the Tyendinaga Police Service located footage of the suspect caught on camera at a shop on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and police are asking the public for help identifying the man.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.222tips.com.
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