Stolen vehicle collision leads to arrests in Midland

Two arrested at the scene, third at a Queen Street Residence

UPDATE (Monday, June 26):

Southern Georgian Bay OPP have laid charges relating to a stolen vehicle collision investigation in Midland on Friday, June 23.

A 35-year-old Midland woman faces the following:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada
  • Dangerous operation
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

While a 32-year-old Essa Township man is up on:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order (two counts)
  • Flight from peace officer

And the following charges for a 35-year-old Midland man:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada (two counts)
  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
  • Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Break, Enter a place – commit indictable offence
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Flight from peace officer

The three accused were held for bail hearings and will appear in court at a future date.

Police also say a 31-year-old Midland man was also arrested during the investigation on a number of outstanding warrants.


Three people were arrested after a stolen car was involved in a collision in Midland Friday around 2:00 p.m.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP responded to a driving complaint at a shopping centre on Highway 12.

“Officers learned that the involved vehicle had been reported stolen the day prior,” OPP stated in a release. “As police arrived on scene, the vehicle fled the area in a dangerous manner. With concerns for the safety of the public, officers did not engage the vehicle which fled westbound on Highway 12.”

Police say the vehicle was located in a ditch on Highway 12 near Sumac Lane a short time later. Three individuals fled on foot into a wooded area – officers were able to arrest two of them.

“A third suspect, who was believed to be armed, stole a different vehicle nearby and fled the area,” OPP continued in the release. “This vehicle was found abandoned on Yonge Street. Officers arrived in the area and, out of an abundance of caution, Huron Park Public School was placed in a hold-and-secure.”

OPP say the investigation led them to a residence on Queen Street near Yonge Street and officers cordoned off the area for public safety. Around 7:00 p.m., the third suspect was arrested without incident.

The three were held for a bail hearing.

Police say charges will be released at a later time.

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