OPP deploy deflation device to nab driver of stolen vehicle near Odessa

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An early morning general patrol shift turned into a rather involved police operation when the OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle travelling on Highway 401 in Lennox and Addington County.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, officers on general patrol with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a stolen vehicle.

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The officers responded and found that the stolen vehicle was travelling eastbound on Highway 401 through Lennox and Addington County. Officers located the stolen vehicle and, with the help of a deflation device, were able to stop the vehicle just east of the Odessa exit on the highway. The lone driver was arrested on the scene.

As a result, the OPP have charged Sonny Simbert, 19, of Montreal with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000. Simbert was later released on a promise to appear with conditions, and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee later this month.

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