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Arrested twice in one day: Released, Sturgeon Falls man returns to OPP detachment and steals officer's car

Personal vehicle of West Nipissing OPP officer stolen from parking lot of detachment
A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged after he had just been released from police custody. The man returned to the OPP West Nipissing Detachment and stole an officer's personal vehicle. (File)

On July 13, at approximately 3:45 p.m., while investigating an incident on John Street in Sturgeon Falls, members from the West Nipissing Detachment of the OPP arrested a 30-year-old man from Sturgeon Falls.

The man was arrested as a result of an outstanding warrant for fail to attend court. The accused was subsequently released on a promise to appear with a court date of Sept.5 at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay.

Later in the evening, at approximately 7:40 p.m., the accused attended the West Nipissing OPP Detachment parking lot on John Street in Sturgeon Falls and stole the personal vehicle of a West Nipissing OPP officer. 

The suspect left heading westbound on Highway 17.

It didn't take long for officers from Warren and Sudbury OPP Detachments to locate and stop the stolen car on Highway 17 in Greater Sudbury. The vehicle did not sustain any damage.

As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old man from Sturgeon Falls was arrested and charged with:  

  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Driver Motor Vehicle - No Licence

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing on July 14 and remains in custody.