Police seek public's assistance following pursuit
Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were on patrol on Sunday, Oct. 14 in the Village of Bobcaygeon. Shortly before 11:30 a.m. an officer observed a black, mid-2000s GMC Sierra extended cab stepside pickup truck; this vehicle matched the description
of a vehicle connected to multiple thefts in Fenelon Falls reported on Saturday.
Officers attempted to stop the truck, using standard emergency lights and equipment however the driver of the truck failed to comply with the roadside stop and instead, increased their speed and headed north to- wards the Village of Kinmount. In a joint effort, OPP officers from the Haliburton
Highlands and The City of Kawartha Lakes Detachments made continued attempts to safely stop the truck to identify the driver and passenger. An OPP helicopter was also called to assist road officers with tracking the location of the truck.
Two OPP police units were damaged while trying to stop the fleeing truck; one unit sustained tire damage after it ran over a spike belt and the second was involved in a minor collision with the suspect vehicle.
Investigators seek assistance from the local community to identify the suspects in this case. The black GMC truck will likely have collision damage to the left rear box panel (driver’s side). Both the female driver and male passenger suspects are described as Caucasian. Further details about the suspect descriptions will be made available as the investigation continues.
If you have information please contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment at 705 324-5252 or through the Provincial Communication Centre at 888 310-1122.
Submitted by City of Kawartha Lakes OPP