Highway 401 traffic stop ends in stolen vehicle recovery, over 50 charges laid

Four individuals are facing over 50 charges after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 401 near Reynolds Road.

Just before 7:15 a.m., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, OPP officers pulled over two vehicles travelling eastbound on Highway 401. One of the vehicles stopped had been reported stolen, according to Acting Sargeant Erin Cranston, Media Coordinator for the East Region OPP. Both vehicles were stopped, Cranston said, because investigating officers noticed the two vehicles were travelling together.

A member of the OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) team and members of the Leeds County Detachment, safely arrested and charged four people after the traffic stop. 

As a result of the investigation, Kevin Cesar, 21 years old, Iverson Brisson, 20 years old, and Abelina Alceus Villegas, 19 years old, all from Montreal, Quebec have been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of break in instruments
  • Possessing automobile master key
  • Mischief to computer data — destroy or alter
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose

Cesar is also charged with:

  • Four counts of failure to comply with release order
  • Four counts of failure to comply with a probation order
  • Drive a motor vehicle with no licence
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

Alceus Villegas has also been charged with obstructing a Peace Officer.  

Brisson has been additionally charged with two counts of breach of recognizance. 

Colbert Aluc, 31 years old from Laval, Quebec, has been charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Mischief to computer data, destroy or alter
  • Theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5.000
  • Two counts of failure to comply with a probation order
  • Possession of a schedule I substance, Cocaine

OPP said that the four accused were held for bail. In response to questions raised by Kingstonist, Sgt. Cranston said that the Jeep, pictured above, was the vehicle reported stolen. With regard to the weapons involved, the obstruction of a Peace Officer charge, and whether the other vehicle had been reported stolen, Cranston said those issues are current part of an ongoing investigation and “matters before the courts.”

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