A 31-year-old is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing after he was involved in a police pursuit on Highway 401 in a stolen vehicle, and was tracked down by a canine unit after fleeing police.
According to the Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), a sedan was stolen from a residence in Lyndhurst at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020. Shortly thereafter, the OPP received a few driving complaints about the stolen sedan while it was travelling on Highway 401 in Kingston. An officer with the Lennox and Addington OPP observed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on Highway 401 in Loyalist Township. That officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield and continued travelling westbound.
Police continued to track the vehicle and, as it entered the Town of Greater Napanee on Highway 401, further attempts were made to stop the vehicle. During those attempts, two police cruisers and the stolen sedan sustained minor damage. Despite this, the sedan continued travelling westbound.
After the pursuit continued for a short while, the sedan drove into a ditch and came to a stop near the Belleville/Tyendinaga Township border, approximately one hour and 15 minutes after the vehicle has been stolen. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene into a wooded area north of the highway, and an OPP canine unit was deployed. The canine unit tracked the suspect to a property where he was found hiding in an out building.
As a result, Jack David Bradley, 31, of Lyndhurst, was arrested on the scene and charged with:
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Flight from police
- Driving while prohibited
- Breach of a probation order.
Bradley will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice via video link for a bail hearing on the afternoon of Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020.