Hamilton, Ontario,
11
March
2019
|
12:02
America/New_York

Police Arrest Truck Thief after Foot Pursuit

Hamilton Police have arrested a Brantford man in relation to a pick-up truck theft on the central mountain. The truck was located several hours later abandoned in a ditch with substantial damage after being involved in collisions.

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, shortly before 7:00 p.m., police responded to 657 Upper James Street for the report of a stolen pick-up truck. The owner advised he had parked his truck, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, locked the doors and removed the keys before he entered a store on the property. He returned a short time later to find an unknown male sitting in the driver’s seat. The male reversed the truck into another parked vehicle and drove away.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, shortly after 3:00 a.m., police responded to a call for a truck abandoned in a ditch in the area of Airport Road and East Cargo Road. The truck was heavily damaged and the engine was running. At the same time, police received information about a male banging on the door of a residence in the area. Officers immediately responded and a male and female believed to be related to the truck were observed. The female was arrested without incident: however, the male attempted to flee on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, he was apprehended and arrested. A search of the male revealed he was in possession of fentanyl.

As the investigation continued police learned the vehicle had been involved in several collisions while being operated by the male. Additionally, the male’s driving privileges had been revoked by the Ministry of Transportation.

The female was subsequently released and the male was transported to police custody. He appeared in court on Sunday, March 10, to answer to several criminal offences.

The truck has been returned to the owner.

CHARGED

  • Benjamin Curly, 24-years-of-age from Brantford

CHARGES

  • Theft of Auto
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000.00
  • Fail to remain - motor vehicle collision X4
  • Operate motor vehicle while prohibited X3
  • Possession of controlled substance - Fentanyl