OPP recover 4 stolen vehicles over weekend, Petawawa man arrested
Posted Feb 12, 2024 04:07:39 PM.
Last Updated Feb 12, 2024 04:07:43 PM.
Police recovered four stolen vehicles over the weekend in three separate cases but only one person was arrested.
OPP say on Saturday, just before 2:00 p.m., officers were on patrol when they got a hit on their Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) for a stolen vehicle. It was parked outside of a business on County Road 41 just north of Highway 401.
Police say they arrested the driver and returned the vehicle to the owner. The car was originally stolen on Jan. 26 out of the upper Ottawa Valley.
Provincial police charged a 54-year-old man from Petawawa with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
The accused was held for a bail hearing and released.
He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on March.
Also on Saturday, just before 5:00 p.m., officers were called to the scene of a vehicle fire on County Road 14 just east of County Road 41.
Police discovered that the burned vehicle and excavator were stolen out of Frontenac Township. The driver fled the scene about 30 minutes before police arrived, according to a witness.
The witness also said the stolen vehicle was being followed by a white crew cab pickup truck.
Officers weren’t able to locate the suspect and the investigation remains ongoing.
The third vehicle was recovered on Sunday, shortly after 10:00 a.m.
Provincial police were dispatched to an abandoned Kubota RTV in a field behind a house on Cutler Road in Stone Mills Township. They found that the vehicle was stolen and returned it to its owner.
No suspects were found.