Two charged after crashing stolen vehicle in Highlands East

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Two Dysart residents are charged with multiple offenses after crashing a stolen vehicle in Highlands East Feb. 1.


OPP officers and paramedics responded to a single-vehicle collision on Essonville Line shortly after 8 a.m. The car involved in the accident had been reported stolen in the GTA. Police report that both occupants fled the scene before they arrived.


A police emergency response team and K9 unit located both people and they were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


A 31-year-old from Dysart was charged with operation while impaired, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, driving while under suspension, failure to remain at the scene and failure to report an accident. They’re scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden April 6.


A 44-year-old from Dysart et al was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, failure to comply with release order and possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order. A bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay was set for Feb. 2, 2022.