(TAY TOWNSHIP, ON) - On November 27, 2018 at 2:02 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment were dispatched to investigate a 911 call after the OPP Communications Center received the call from a female at a Bay Street, Tay Township residence.
Officers entered into an investigation after attending the Bay Street residence and were unable to locate the female caller. Officers on patrol located a vehicle that had left the residence prior to the arrival of police which was strategically followed in the Victoria Harbour area and requested assistance of the OPP Helicopter Unit and the OPP K-9 Unit to assist in the investigation.
Shortly after 4:00 pm officers arrested a male suspect at a Bourgeois Beach Road Tay Township residence without incident and the female victim was located safe at the same location.
With the investigative assistance of the OPP Central Region Crime Unit, a 55-year-old Tay Township man has been charged with the following offences-
Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge
The name of the accused is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim and has been held in custody pending a show cause hear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie bail court on November 28, 2018. Any future court appearances will be at the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland.
Anyone who knows of any criminal activity is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka www.crimestopperssdm.com on Twitter or Facebook.