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GSPS charge 15-year-old for stealing car, fleeing arrest

Young offender now facing five charges, but one culprit has yet to be located

A 15-year-old Sudbury resident is facing numerous charges after Greater Sudbury Police said the teen stole a car and fled from police in the early morning hours of July 2. But a person police said was also involved in the incident has so far evaded capture.

GSPS reported that before 5 a.m. on Saturday, an officer was in the area of Valleyview Road in Val Caron when he attempted  to conduct a traffic stop on a dark grey 2015 Dodge Challenger.

The driver, however, had other ideas, ignoring the cruiser’s flashing lights and fleeing at a high rate of speed west on Valleyview Road.

Additional officers were called in to search for the vehicle, which was eventually located abandoned in a ditch.

“The officers also noticed two individuals hiding in a wooded area nearby,” GSPS reported. “As the officers approached the two individuals, they took off running through the bush. 

A short foot chase resulted in one of the two being taken into custody, but the other individual fled further into the bush and eluded capture.

“When the officers ran the vehicle through a database, it was determined that the vehicle had been stolen from an address on Arnold Street in Greater Sudbury.”

The 15-year-old young offender police arrested that night has been charged with:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle; 
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000;
  • Flight from Peace Officer;
  • Resist Peace Officer, and;
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

The youth was released on a promise to appear, and has a court appearance on Sept. 7.

“The second individual involved in this incident is still outstanding and we are requesting the public’s assistance in order to identify the person,” police said.

The person is described as a young male, around 5-8 tall, with a slim build and wearing a bright red or orange shirt at the time of the incident. 

Anyone with information related to the incident or the second youth involved is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171.