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Man arrested after multiple vehicle thefts in L&A County

Photo by Logan Cadue.

One man is facing multiple charges after Lennox and Addington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) respond to three separate vehicle incidents.

According to a report from the OPP, dated Monday, May 3, 2021, at approximately 11 a.m. on May 2, 2021, a Dodge Shadow vehicle was stolen from a business parking lot off of Center Street in Greater Napanee. Later that day, police said the vehicle was involved in a collision at the intersection of Shannon Road and Weese road in Tyendinaga Township and was left abandoned at the scene when the driver fled on foot.

At approximately 6 a.m. on the morning of May 3, police responded to a report of a stolen F250 Pickup truck from a residence on Shannon Road. OPP said a short time later, the same vehicle crashed into a hydro pole and a cedar rail fence. The suspect again fled on foot and the OPP Canine and Emergency Response Team were called in to assist in the investigation.

During the canvass, police learned that a GMC Jimmy had been stolen a short time earlier from a residence on Marysville Road in Tyendinaga Township. Tyendinaga Police Service located that stolen vehicle at a gas bar off of Lower Slash Road with a person sleeping inside it, according to the release.

When police initiated a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, the driver reversed quickly, colliding with the police cruiser, and fled at a high rate of speed in a dangerous manner. OPP said a Tire Deflation Device was successfully used on Marysville road. The suspect vehicle continued to drive onto the westbound 401 on ramp where police units blocked in the suspect vehicle forcing it to stop. 

At approximately 9 a.m. the driver was placed under arrest. Police seized tools, break-in instruments, stolen credit cards, a cheque and licence plates.

As a result of the investigation, L&A County OPP has charged Trevor Tucker, age 44, of No Fixed Address with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a vehicle;
  • Flight from Police;
  • Three counts of theft of a motor vehicle;
  • Six counts of driving while prohibited;
  • Five counts of possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000;
  • Possession of Break in Instruments;
  • Driving while under suspension; and
  • Two counts of Fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

Tucker was held for a bail hearing and is remanded into custody, scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee by video on May 06, 2021.

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