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OPP uncover stolen vehicle during traffic stop

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A routine speeding stop by OPP leads to discovery of a stolen vehicle.

At approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 401 eastbound near Odessa. According to a report from OPP dated Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, police initiated a traffic stop and investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen.

Police say the driver provided several false names and attempted to use a weapon when being placed under arrest.  The driver was arrested without incident and taken to L&A County detachment for processing. Police seized the vehicle, a 2019 Lexus RX5 and a large knife, according to the release.

L&A County OPP have charged Samuel Sauve-de-Pauw, age 19, of Huntingdon, Quebec with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Obstruct Police Officer
  • Speeding
  • Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on December 4, 2020

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