One driver has been arrested while another remains at large following a short police pursuit in Sturgeon Falls last week.
On Nov. 29 at 1:55 a.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol when they saw two suspicious vehicles parked in a residential area in Sturgeon Falls.
Upon activating their emergency lights to investigate further, police said the pick-up truck and sport utility vehicle (SUV) fled westbound on Levac Road.
OPP proceeded to follow the two vehicles, but ended the pursuit fairly quickly.
The SUV was spotted on Beaudry Road a short time later, leading officers to conduct a tandem stop on Highway 17 in Verner.
As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old man from Garson was arrested and charged with:
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)
- Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC
- Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC
- Flight from Peace Officer, contrary to section 320.17 of the CC
The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Jan. 2 in Sturgeon Falls.
The pick-up truck, which has yet to be located, is described as being a Chevrolet or GMC either grey or beige in colour.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.
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