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
- 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