B.C. driver facing numerous charges

A 32-year-old British Columbia man is facing numerous charges after failing to stop for police.
On Monday at 11 a.m., a business in Dryden reported a theft of gas to the Dryden Police Service and provided the licence plate of the vehicle involved.
A police check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen in Sault Ste. Marie.
Dryden OPP officers located the vehicle a short time afterwards heading west on Highway 17. Police stopped the vehicle near Vermilion Bay, but the driver stopped briefly then left the scene with police following.
Once the vehicle reached Bridges Township, it stopped and the single occupant—a male driver—exited the vehicle and fled into the bush.
Kenora OPP attended to assist and at 12:30 p.m., OPP K9 units and the Northwest Region Emergency Response Team were called in to locate the driver.
After a search of the area, a K9 unit and ERT members, assisted by Canadian Pacific rail staff, located and arrested the driver on the CP track about 20 km from the vehicle.
As a result of this investigation, the man was charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property, break and enter, mischief, dangerous driving, and fail to stop for police.
He’s being held in custody pending a bail hearing, and more charges may follow.

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