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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Millbrook Area High Speed Chase!

High Speed Chase Involving Two Detachments!


A speeding Peterborough driver led both Peterborough police and the OPP on a lengthy vehicle and foot chase, before his arrest.
Monday,April 30 approximately 3:38 a.m. an officer saw a car speeding on Lansdowne Street West. The officer followed the car to the area of High Street where the lights and siren of the police vehicle were activated in an attempt to stop the car. The car accelerated away from police, and a pursuit began. Officers pursued the vehicle into the County of Peterborough jurisdiction where the Peterborough County OPP were notified and became involved in the pursuit.

Speeder Attempts Evading Arrest In Swamp


The car continued south on Highway #115 to the Millbrook area where it turned around and began heading back north on Highway #115 at which point the car spun out, coming to a stop in the centre ditch. The male driver of the car fled the vehicle, and ran across the highway into a swampy area. The passenger remained inside the vehicle. OPP officers followed the male driver into the swamp, where at approximately 4 a.m. he was arrested and turned over to City police. The passenger in the vehicle was also arrested. During the investigation it was revealed that the car driven by one of the accused was stolen. It was also learned during the investigation that both accused are bound by a number of conditions.

As a result of the investigation, the driver of the car, Thomas Adam Straub, 22, of Donegal Street was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime (the car) flight from police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody, appeared in court Monday, April 30, was remanded into custody and to appear again in court today.

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