On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 around 8:00 a.m. Officers attended the area of Elm Street and Regent Street in relation to an abandoned vehicle that was involved in two separate collisions. In the first collision, a silver sedan struck a SUV on Elm Street at Eyre Street where the driver drove off. The silver sedan was then involved in a second collision involving a construction worker on Ernest Street at Ethelbert Street. The silver sedan struck the construction worker, who sustained minor injuries, and the driver proceeded to leave the scene for a second time in the vehicle.
The driver and two passengers of the silver sedan abandoned the vehicle a short distance away on Regent Street and the three individuals took off on foot. Through the investigation of these related collisions, the driver was believed to be a 19-year old man from Greater Sudbury. It was also discovered that the silver sedan involved in both collisions had been stolen from a residence the night before.
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, around 6:30 p.m. members of the Integrated Crime Team located the man believed to be responsible for the previously mentioned incidents in the area of Kathleen Street and Melvin Avenue. A Detective identified himself as Police and the man fled from the Officer, leading to a foot pursuit through the area. A second Detective arrived on scene and the two Officers were able to arrest the 19-year old man. Upon searching the man, Officers found he was also in possession of a Controlled Substance.
The 19-year old man from Greater Sudbury is being charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada;
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle x2
- Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident x2
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Weapons Dangerous
- Assault with a Weapon
- Resist Arrest
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Breach of Probation x19
The man will appear in Bail Court this morning, Friday, September 8, 2017.
The Greater Sudbury Police Service Integrated Crime Team will continue to focus its efforts on major crime operations that pose a direct and elevated threat to the safety, security and wellness of our community. The Integrated Crime Team aims to identify and disrupt organized crime in Greater Sudbury through innovative technology, collaborative partnerships and traditional Police work resulting in the arrests of those involved, holding them accountable for their criminal activities and the seizure of illegal drugs, prohibited firearms and proceeds of crime.