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Traffic stop leads to arrest of two people and two stolen vehicles

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A traffic stop led to the arrest of two people in possession of two separate stolen vehicles, OPP said.

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ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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A traffic stop led to the arrest of two people in possession of two separate stolen vehicles.

On Nov. 28, shortly before 1 p.m., an officer from the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11, south of Cochrane, on a pickup truck whose licence plate was not registered to a vehicle. 

After police spoke with the driver, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Calgary.

As a result of the investigation, (a 40-year-old) of Saint-Lambert, QC was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Use, deals, acts on forged document
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle
  • Fail to surrender insurance card
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

A short time later, the investigation led to an officer from the South Porcupine detachments of the OPP stopping an SUV on Highway 101, east of Matheson, as the licence plate displayed was registered to a different vehicle.

After police spoke with the driver, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Calgary.

As a result of the investigation, (a 25-year-old) of Calgary was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possessing automobile master key
  • Possession break in instruments

Both accused persons were held in custody for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane.

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