A 24-year-old man from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan faces a host of charges after initially being pursued by North Bay Police for suspicion of stealing gas.

As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police have arrested and charged the man with:

  • One count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • One count of Theft Under $5000
  • One count of Flight while Pursued by Police
  • One count of Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle

It is alleged that the accused was driving a stolen vehicle from Toronto. The accused stopped in North Bay at a gas station, filled up and left without paying. This information was reported to North Bay Police. The vehicle was observed on Algonquin Avenue by police and an attempt to stop the vehicle resulted in a short pursuit. Due to the amount of traffic and concern for public safety the pursuit was stopped.

The vehicle was later observed by another officer in another area of the city, however this time, the accused stopped the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. After a short chase, an arrest was made.

The accused has been held in custody pending a bail hearing in relation to the charges at the North Bay Courthouse.