Damages in flight from police

MORRISBURG – Two police vehicles were damaged as SD&G OPP officers attempted to stop a stolen truck on Carraway Crescent in Morrisburg after 6 p.m. Wednesday night (October 13).

Officers with the Community Street Crime Unit were investigating a stolen vehicle located at a residence on the street. Police attempted to stop the vehicle which then fled the street. The driver of the vehicle significantly damaged the front of an SUV and a minivan before driving across the lawns of several townhouses in the densely populated neighbourhood.

The stolen truck was followed by police to an ATV trail in the woods opposite the intersection of Merkley Street and County Road 2. Police arrested the driver shortly thereafter on the trail.

Police say there were no injuries to any of the residents who live on the street, officers on the scene, or to the accused. Except for significant damage observed to both police vehicles, there was minimal property damage.

OPP Constable Tylor Copeland said in a release that the detachment thanked the residents of the neighbourhood after the incident.

“The genuine concern and care show for the officers at the location did not go unnoticed,” he said. “They were truly empathetic to the officers and their thoughtfulness, assistance, and dedication to the betterment of their neighbourhood is a hallmark of community support.”

Twenty-year old Brendon Charbonneau from Navan faces 17 charges including:

  • Criminal Code 320.17 – Flight from peace officer
  • CC 354(1)(a) – Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • CC 267(a) – Assault with a weapon – two counts
  • CC 334(b) – Theft under $5000
  • CC 320.13(1) – Dangerous operation
  • CC 145(5)(a) – Fail to comply with release order
  • CC 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation order – six counts
  • Highway Traffic Act – Drive – No licence – two counts
  • HTA – 12(1)(d) – Use plates not authorized – two counts

Charbonneau was held in custody and scheduled to appear in court in Cornwall October 14.

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