Man in crash charged with stealing car from garage
HUNTSVILLE — On Monday August 18, 2014 around 11 p.m. Huntsville OPP were called about a vehicle that had just been taken from a residence on West Road in Huntsville.
The owner of a 2013 Honda Civic heard noises coming from the outside of his house, when he opened to door to his garage he noticed his car was missing.
Police were later called about a motor vehicle collision on the Ravenscliffe Road onramp to Highway 11.
The driver was seen running from the vehicle.
Police patrols were made in the area of the crash and a male was located a short distance later matching the description of the suspect.
With the assistance of canine and Emergency Response Team (ERT) the suspect was arrested and transported to Huntsville detachment.
As a result of the investigation Matthew Flynn, 29, of Huntsville, has been charged with break and enter into a dwelling house x2, theft under $5,000 and theft over $5,000 under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Flynn is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on September 17, 2014 to answer to his charges.
Meanwhile, last Friday, a thief who broke a window to gain entry at a home here on North Mary Lake Road stole a computer.
Police were called to the break and enter and say that sometime between August 13 August 15, 2014 unknown culprits smashed the window and gained entry to the house.
Once inside the culprit(s) riffled through personal belongings and removed items including an HP laptop and possibly costume jewelry from a jewelry box.
Huntsville OPP would like to remind the residence of Huntsville that if you are planning on leaving your house for a few days take steps to safe guard it in preventing criminal activity. Leaving indoor and outdoor lights on a timer, having family members or neighbours driving into the residence on a daily basis to check residence, take in the papers from the driveway and the mail inside. For information on how to safeguard your residence when away refer to the OPP website at www.opp.ca and link into Crime Prevention.
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