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Numerous police teams collaborate to arrest mischief suspect

Man allegedly attemped to break into a vehicle where owner was asleep
A 21-year-old man from Sudbury was arrested and charged with mischief on April 14 after he attempted to break into a vehicle where the owner was asleep. (File)

On April 14 at approximately 1:37 p.m., Sudbury OPP Detachment members responded to a mischief complaint in Markstay-Warren.

A male suspect had broken the window of a parked vehicle at a local business only to find the owner sleeping in the back seat. The startled suspect fled with a nearby vehicle, later determined to be stolen from the Greater Sudbury Police Service area.

The suspect vehicle was later located by the West Nipissing Police Service, abandoned in a residential area in West Nipissing. 

The OPP Canine Unit, Emergency Response Team, Unmanned Aerial System, Traffic Incident Management Efficiency Team, Snow Vehicle, All Terrain Vehicle, Vessel Enforcement/Education Team and the North Bay OPP Detachment members all assisted in the search of the suspects.

Members of the public contacted the West Nipissing Police Service with information on the whereabouts of the suspects and one male was arrested. 

As a result of the OPP investigation, a 21-year-old man from Sudbury was charged with Mischief - Destroys or Damages Property.

The GSPS and the WNPS have also laid charges in relation to this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

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