-UPDATE- OPP CRUISER STOLEN Cruiser located
MATHESON – On Saturday March 21, 2015, the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located in Matheson, Ontario, discovered an OPP vehicle was unaccounted for.
The ongoing investigation into the theft of the fully marked OPP cruiser concluded shortly after 3:30 am on Sunday, March 22, 2015 after the cruiser was observed by OPP officers and strategically followed to a location just west of Matheson. The officers utilized a spike belt device which aided in safely slowing and stopping the cruiser. As a result, Travis PLANT, 20, of Black River-Matheson Township was arrested and charged with:
- Break, Enter a place as per section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
- Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle as per section 334(a) of the CC;
- Theft Under $5000 as per section 334(b) of the CC (2 counts);
- Resist Peace Officer as per section 129(a) of the CC; and with
- Driving while under suspension as per section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.
He is being held in custody pending a court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
The OPP thanks the public, the media and those who utilized our social media message for their assistance in this matter.
MATHESON – On Saturday March 21, 2015, the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located in Matheson, Ontario, discovered that one of their cruisers was unaccounted for.
As a result of an immediate and ongoing investigation, the OPP has been able to confirm that this fully marked 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, black and white coloured cruiser, with Ontario licence plate BKYA 833 has been stolen.
The cruiser is equipped with a full roof lighting system and the fleet number 4-428 is clearly marked -on the white driver’s and passenger’s front doors beneath the letters O.P.P.
The identity of the person responsible for this theft is not known and the investigation is continuing.
Further details will be provided as they become available.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of this police vehicle, please call 911 immediately or should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).