(HURON EAST, ON) - A Kitchener resident remains in custody following an arrest made by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) yesterday morning (09Sept) north of Seaforth.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. Huron OPP members responded to a report of a roll-over crash involving a pickup truck on North Line. A witness reported the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and rolled. The driver exited the vehicle and then fled the scene on foot. Officers including the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a canine unit responded to the scene and began searching for the driver. While searching for the suspect officers learned the 2020 model pickup truck had been stolen from Wellington County and was connected to a break and enter from Wellington.
A search ensued for the suspect and he was located about 15 minutes later at a farm on Summerhill Road. He was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Further investigation revealed the accused to be in possession of stolen credit cards and identification linked to property crimes in Perth County, Wellington County and Kitchener-Waterloo.
Evan HANEY, 23 years of age from Kitchener has been charged with:
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
Possession of Break-in Instruments
Personation with Intent to Avoid Arrest
Possession of Stolen Credit Card (2) counts
Possession of Stolen Identity Document (3) counts
He is also facing a number of Highway Traffic Act offences.
The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for today at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.
Any person with information regarding this ongoing investigation should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.