Pair charged after vehicle stolen in Bracebridge stopped in Gravenhurst after police chase
BRACEBRIDGE – Two people are in court today after a vehicle stolen in Bracebridge Wednesday was quickly recovered and the pair were charged after a police chase down Hwy. 11 to Gravenhurst.
Police say officers from the OPP at Bracebridge located and arrested two people in a vehicle, shortly after it had been reported stolen.
On October 9, 2013 at approximately 2:30 pm a vehicle was taken from a parking lot located on Muskoka Road 118 West, in the Town of Bracebridge.
The members of the Bracebridge OPP and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) quickly located the stolen vehicle travelling Highway 11 southbound into the Town of Gravenhurst.
The officers activated the emergency lights and siren to stop the vehicle but the vehicle failed to stop and was followed for a short time.
The vehicle was safely stopped on Highway 11 Northbound near Doe Lake Road in the town of Gravenhurst and the two occupants of the vehicle were arrested after a short foot pursuit.
In searching the vehicle approximately $2,000 worth of property was recovered.
Melanie Butler, 27, of Muskoka Lakes Township and Kenneth Shereck, 40, of Barrie, will attend the Bracebridge Ontario Court on Thursday October 10, 2013, to answer to their charges:
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Fail to stop for police
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