Stolen vehicle hits police cruiser attempting to flee, Brampton driver charged

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Published February 7, 2024 at 8:59 am

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A stolen vehicle hit a police cruiser as the driver allegedly attempted to flee a traffic stop in Caledon.

The incident happened in the Southfields Village community in the Town of Caledon just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 31, OPP said in a press release.

Officers were attempting a traffic stop when the vehicle “made contact with a police cruiser in an attempt to flee,” police said.

The driver was arrested, police added.

Police later learned the vehicle was reported stolen.

Sukhamrit Sanan, 24, of Brampton, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; drug possession, possession of an identity document, possession of break-in instruments; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; failure to comply with a release order; and flight from police.

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The accused was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer to the charges.

People can report illegal or suspicious activity through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers, you stay anonymous, and you never have to testify. 

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