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Arrest made after cruiser rammed by stolen vehicle last month

Police found stolen Audi in parking lot, man reportedly rammed cruiser and fled

Police arrested a 38-year-old Guelph man Wednesday in relation to last month’s ramming of a police cruiser by a stolen vehicle.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Nov. 29, police located a stolen Audi SUV in a parking lot on Speedvale Avenue East. As officers waited for a tow truck, a male was seen approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The man was ordered to stop, but instead started the vehicle and drove forward ramming a cruiser and fleeing the lot, explains a police news release. Officers pursued the vehicle but it was called off in the interest of public safety after the Audi was reportedly driving into oncoming traffic.

Subsequent investigation led to the identification of a suspect and a warrant was issued. On Wednesdays, officers attended another police service that had arrested the man on an outstanding warrant.

A 38-year-old Guelph man is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, dangerous driving, failing to stop at a collision, flight from police and two counts of driving while prohibited.