Friday, January 2, 2015

Crime News

To Catch a Thief

Stolen vehicle recovered, suspect arrested

Staff/Voice photos


An auto-theft suspect is escorted in handcuffs to a waiting police cruiser Wednesday morning. Below, police block the stolen vehicle in.


rime happens at any time of the day. Such was the case on Friday when the quiet of the morning was shattered by the voices of police ordering a man out onto the ground on Victor Street.


Multiple RCMP were alerted to the area after an officer spotted a stolen red SUV. The shirtless suspect tried to avoid being pulled-over by ducking into the parking lot of a small tenement nearby at around 8 a.m.

When he went to leave, police blocked the vehicle in and the suspect jumped out and fled.

Mounties effectively boxed in the suspect by setting up perimeter points on Victor St. Cleveland Ave. and Fletcher St., and then brought in a Police Dog Services K9 Unit to flush him out.

Meanwhile, in a desperate bid to evade police, the suspect broke into an apartment, which shocked the couple who were just sitting down for their morning coffee.

"I can't believe it, that guy broke into my home," said one tenant who was sitting in the back of a cruiser.

Once the block was sealed off a K9 unit went in the suspect popped out and straight into their hands.

He was arrested, handcuffed and placed in the back of a cruiser.


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