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Vehicle theft in Kingston leads to pursuit and arrest near Quinte West

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A vehicle was stolen from in front of a restaurant in downtown Kingston, and later recovered at a westbound ONroute along Highway 401.

Kingston Police sought out the suspects and pursued until it was determined the stolen vehicle had entered Highway 401. There, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took over, pursuing the vehicle until it was no longer safe to do so. The OPP were then called to a westbound ONroute along Highway 401. The Quinte West Detachment of the OPP recovered the stolen car and arrested several young people near Quinte West.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 officers were called to the service centre on Highway 401 westbound, according to a statement from the OPP. Four people had fled on foot prior to the officers’ arrival. OPP members arrested two individuals at the service centre. Two others were arrested on Carman Road, north of Highway 401. The car had been reported stolen in the City of Kingston.

Jhonier Rodriguez, age 22, of Ancaster has been charged with:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Drive a motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock

Kandice Watson Mackenzie, age 19, of Hamilton is charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance
  • Possession of a Schedule 3 substance

Yousif Ghawi, age 18 of Hamilton and a 17 year old male, who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, have been charged with possession of stolen property.

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