Stolen vehicle ditched near Baxter, police hoping someone saw the theft or the crash

Pickup stolen sometime around 3-4 a.m. Wednesday

Police in Essa Township are hoping a sharp-eyed someone saw something going on after a stolen vehicle was ditched near Baxter.

Nottawasaga OPP were contacted Wednesday morning about a single-vehicle crash on County Road 10 near the 10th Sideroad. When police arrived, they found a white pickup truck with its white cargo trailer attached, overturned in the ditch. There was no driver or passengers to be found.

When police tracked down the owner at home on County Road 15 near County Road 21, they learned the vehicle had been stolen. It is believed the truck was taken sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday. It appears tools were stolen from the vehicle after the crash.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything in either area Wednesday morning to contact Nottawasaga Detachment at 1-888-310-1122 or contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.