A pair of Montrealers face charges after Ottawa police intercepted stolen sport utility vehicles in separate incidents this week including a Queensway pursuit and a theft-in-progress in Stittsville.
At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, patrol officers spotted two Lexus SUVs travelling in tandem on the eastbound Highway 417 just past Moodie Drive.
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Officers stopped one, which had been reported stolen from Markham over the weekend, and arrested the driver after the pursuit. The second vehicle was not located.
A 24-year-old man is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, flight from police, dangerous driving, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, obstructing police and three counts of breach of probation.
He was released on conditions pending a March 16 court appearance.
At about 4 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to the theft-in-progress of a Toyota 4Runner underway near Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street.
Officers found the SUV in the area and ultimately pulled it over. The driver surrendered to police.
A 26-year-old man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, mischief to computer data, mischief to property under $5,000, possession of a break-in instrument, unlawful purchase of an automobile starter key, possession of a device to obtain computer service or a computer system, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
Those who notice door-handle damage or see someone taking pictures of the vehicle identification number on their dashboard should also report it to police.
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