A man and woman from western Canada will be answering to charges in relation to stolen gas in White River.
OPP say they were notified Saturday of the theft, with the suspect truck, a black Dodge Ram, heading towards Marathon.
Officers noticed the truck on Highway 17 in the Thunder Bay area, at which time the truck sped off.
Police say they found the truck in the ditch, heavily damaged, due to the driver losing control.
A 35-year old man from BC is facing driving and theft charges, while a 25-year old woman from Alberta faces numerous theft charges.
THEFT OF GAS RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS
(MARATHON, ON) - On March 18, 2017 at approximately 8:00am, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a theft of gas which had occurred in White River, ON. The suspect truck involved, a black Dodge Ram, was reported to be travelling westbound towards Marathon.
OPP officers observed the truck on Highway 17, Pic Township in the District of Thunder Bay. The truck quickly accelerated westbound. OPP members attempted to locate the Ram truck and found it off the roadway, heavily damaged. Investigation revealed the driver lost control and left the roadway.
Both the driver and passenger were arrested at the scene. Further investigation identified that a vehicle parked near White Lake Provincial Park had been damaged and items stolen from inside. This stolen property was recovered.
Kenneth FAWCETT (35 years) of Hudson Hope, BC, is charged with:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle,
- Driving While Disqualified,
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000,
- Mischief Under $5,000, and
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order.
Crystal COLLINS (25 years) of Sylvan Lake, AB, is charged with:
- Personation with Intent,
- Theft Under $5,000,
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000, and
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000.
Both parties were held for a bail hearing.
The investigation is continuing.
Contact: Provincial Constable Craig Hudders - Media Relations Officer