Northern Ont. youth pulled over on closed highway in an allegedly stolen car
A Timmins youth has been arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, police say.
Members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police said the incident took place shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday morning in Clute Township, west of Cochrane.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 11, which was closed at the time due to inclement weather.
“The vehicle had been reported as stolen out of Timmins,” said the OPP in a news release Saturday.
“As a result, a 16-year-old person from Timmins, who cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was arrested.”
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The accused youth is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, driving without a licence and driving on a closed highway.
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Cochrane at a later date.
None of the allegations has been proven in court.
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