Man arrested following crash involving stolen vehicle in Tecumseh

Stolen car involved in crash in Tecumseh Monday evening. Photo released by OPP.

A man has been charged after a stolen car was involved in a crash in Tecumseh Monday evening.

The Ontario Provincial Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision at approximately 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Tecumseh Road and Shawnee Road.

OPP say this vehicle was reported stolen and had been involved in a collision in the City of Windsor earlier in the evening.

A white four-door motor vehicle was found heavily damaged and unoccupied. The driver had fled the vehicle on foot but was located in a residence not associated to him in the 1200 block of Shawnee Road.

The OPP’s Emergency Response Unit (ERT), K-9 unit and uniformed patrol members from both the OPP and the Windsor Police Service contained the area.

Police say the suspect was arrested a short time later outside of the home he had entered by OPP service dog Maximus, his handler and ERT members. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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