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Canine unit tracks Kitchener man driving a stolen vehicle 'loaded with stolen property'

After responding to a call regarding a suspicious vehicle, police tracked the suspect for four and a half hours
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA - On Nov. 15, 2019 at approximately 9 a.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the area of the Fourth Line near Side Road 20 for a suspicious vehicle, casing houses.

Officers arrived at a residence and observed the door of the home forced open and the vehicle reversing down the driveway. The driver, exited the vehicle carrying a backpack and fled into the bush on foot. A query confirmed that the vehicle was stolen and loaded with stolen property.

Following a four and a half hour continuous track by the Wellington County OPP Canine Unit and the OPP Emergency Response Team along with the assistance of Aviation Services, the accused was arrested in a field on the Third Line of Guelph-Eramosa Township.

Further investigation revealed that the accused was breaching conditions of a probation order and a recognizance.

Lyndon Garret Wesley, 38 years old of Kitchener faces the following charges:
    •    Possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000
    •    Break enter into a dwelling with intent to commit indictable offence
    •    Possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 x2
    •    Possession of break-in instruments
    •    Possession of counterfeit currency
    •    Unauthorized possession of a weapon
    •    Fail to comply with recognizance x5
    •    Fail to comply with probation order
Contrary to the Criminal Code.

    •    Possession of methamphetamine
Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

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