During the early morning hours Thursday May 26th, a car was stolen from the driveway of an east side residence and was later driven to a local gas station. An Owen Sound resident pumped a quantity of fuel into the stolen vehicle and then left without paying.

Later that morning the car and the man were located by police in the area of 4th Avenue East and 8th Street East. When officers attempted to take the driver into custody he fled in the car and in doing so wedged the Volkswagen Jetta between a tree and a residence. The 25yr old was then taken into custody .

The investigation continued and as a result he faces 19 charges under the Criminal Code including Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00, Theft Under $5000.00, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, several counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 and breaches of Court Orders.

The man will make an appearance in Owen Sound court May 27, 2022.

aource: media release, OSPS