Stolen car pulled over in northern Ontario leads to charges for Mississauga man

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Published April 8, 2024 at 1:13 pm

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A Mississauga man is facing several charges after police pulled over a stolen car near a small northern Ontario town.

OPP said in a news release officers made a traffic stop just before 9 a.m. on March 29 on Highway 17 near Wawa, about 225 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie.

Officers with OPP’s Superior East Detachment were on general patrol when their Automated Licence Plate Recognition system alerted them to a licence plate that had been reported stolen, police said.

After pulling the vehicle over, police confirmed the licence marker had been stolen and also that the car itself was stolen.

Bryan Young, 36, of Mississauga, is charged with:

  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • fail to comply with probation order
  • driving while under suspension (two counts)
  • Class G1 licence holder (unaccompanied by qualified driver)

He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Wawa court on May 6.

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