Release Date: April 25th, 2019 - 4:43pm
Originator: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly, District 3 Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825-4747 ext. 2315
Contact: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly, District 3 Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825-4747 ext. 2315
On Wednesday April 24, 2019 at approximately 1:17 am, a uniformed officer was driving in the area of Plains Road West near Daryl Drive in the City of Burlington. The officer observed a black Dodge Ram pickup truck and attempted to stop the vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act offence. The vehicle failed to stop for the officer and fled the area at a high rate of speed. At 1:26 am, a concerned citizen from the Snake Road area contacted police when this same black truck drove on to a front lawn. The vehicle was left running with the lights on and the occupants fled the area on foot.
Halton Regional Police officers flooded the area and set up a perimeter. The Canine Unit attended and tracked for more than an hour until the two accused parties were located hiding near the Notre Dame Motherhouse. Both were arrested shortly before 3:00 am without incident.
The pickup truck was confirmed to be stolen from Hamilton and break and enter tools were located within the vehicle.
Kyle Hunt (29) of Hamilton
Charges: Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Weapons Dangerous, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Over $5000), Possession of Break and Enter Tools
Ashley Wilson (25) of Hamilton
Charges: Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Over $5000), Possession of Break and Enter Tools
Both Accused parties were held for bail and appeared in the Milton Provincial Court on Wednesday April 24, 2019. Hunt was remanded into custody and will appear in Bail Court on Friday April 26. Wilson was remanded into custody and will appear on Thursday April 25, 2019.
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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