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Spike Belt & K9 Used To Locate Driver Of Stolen Vehicle - SIU Invokes Mandate

Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed Nov 6 03:21:23 MST 2019

(THAMES CENTRE, ON) - The Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a stolen vehicle being driven on Highway 401 westbound near Putnam Road, Thames Centre, Ontario on November 3, 2019 around 8:40 p.m.

Officers with the Elgin County OPP and Middlesex County OPP utilized a tire deflation device (spike belt) and the vehicle came to a safe stop west of the Colonel Talbot Road overpass.

As a result, the passenger, 19-year-old Nikoletta BARI of Scarborough, Ontario was charged with Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the London Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

The driver was later located with the assistance of the OPP Canine Unit. Drekwon PITAWANAKWAT, 24-year-old, of Toronto, Ontario is charged with:
Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
Driving while under suspension
Fail to comply with recognizance

The accused attended a bail hearing at the London Ontario Court of Justice on November 4, 2019.

The OPP has notified the Province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As a result the OPP will not be able to provide any further information. Any other inquiries should be directed to SIU Communications at (416) 622-2342.

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