Wanted man rolled pickup after trying to avoid spike belt in Perth South

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(PERTH SOUTH, ON) – On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information about the location of a wanted male on Line 26 in the Township of Perth South.

OPP officers set up containment in the area. The wanted male and a passenger then left the residence in a stolen vehicle. The driver attempted to avoid a spike belt that had been set up and rolled a Ford pickup truck in a ditch. The driver fled on foot but was arrested shortly after. Both the driver and passenger were arrested and transported to a local area hospital where they were assessed and released.

28-year-old, Joshua BREAU, from Central Huron has now been charged with:

  • Mischief under 5000, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 13 counts of Fail to comply with recognizance, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 2 counts of Dangerous operation of motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of stolen property over 5000, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 3 counts of Possession of stolen property under 5000, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • 2 counts of Possession of Schedule 1 substance, Contrary to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Drive while under suspension and Deface Plate, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

25-year-old, Ashley SOUSA, from Zorra Township has now been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of stolen property over 5000, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Fail to comply with conditions of Undertaking, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Passenger fail to properly wear seatbelt, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

Both accused were held for a WASH court bail hearing on June 24, 2017.