(BANCROFT, ON) - On July 29, 2018 at approximately 4:00 a.m. officers from the Bancroft detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted Peterborough OPP in a pursuit of a motor vehicle on Highway 28, in Faraday Township after it entered into the Bancroft area; the vehicle was reported stolen in Leamington, Ontario and being pursued for Dangerous driving after it failed to stop for police
Pursuit came to an end after OPP successfully deployed a spike belt.
The suspect fled on foot but was arrested after a brief foot pursuit.
Police seized various stolen items from the vehicle including firearms.
Anthony John POMPA, a 25 year-old male from Tecumseh, Ontario has been charged with:
Five counts of Possession of stolen property S.354.1(8) CC
Flight while pursued by Police S.249.1(1) CC
Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle S.249(1)(a) CC
The accused was held for a Bail Hearing and was scheduled to attend Ontario Court of Justice located at 15 Bridge Street West in the city of Belleville, Ontario on June 30, 2018 and the investigation is continuing.
Any person with information regarding the investigation is requested to contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122, should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.