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Local Teens Charged In Stolen Truck Joyride

Bruce Peninsula | by Claire McCormack  

OPP say teens avoided police, ditched the truck & hid, but were found by the canine unit.

A group of local teens face charges after going for a drive in what Grey Bruce OPP say was a stolen truck, trying to escape police and allegedly being found in possession of cocaine.

Police say at about 1 on Sunday morning (April 12th) they were called for a traffic complaint involving a grey pickup truck driving erratically on Highway 6 north of Springmount, in Grey County.

Officers spotted the vehicle in Hepworth and say it sped off away from police.

They say the vehicle was located a short time later in the ditch at Grey Bruce Line, south of Alvanley, in Arran-Elderslie.

According to police, the suspects in the vehicle had taken off on foot.

A search ensued, with the help of the Canine Unit, OPP Emergency Response Team and South Bruce OPP officers.

Police say it was the canine unit that found the four occupants of the vehicle and they were arrested.

A 17 year old from Owen Sound is charged with two counts of Flight From Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle, Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Possession of Cocaine and other drugs with the purpose of trafficking and Two counts of Failing to Stop for Police

A 19 year old from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation, is charged with Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Fail to Comply with Probation Order,
Possession of a substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine and other drugs

And a 19 year old & 18 year old, both from Collingwood, face charges of Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000, Possession for the purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine, and other drugs

All accused were released on Undertakings and are required to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 11, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist with this investigation call Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.



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