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Helicopter helps police nab suspects

Three suspects were arrested after trying to flee from police in a stolen pick-up truck in Oshawa.

On Sept. 16, at approximately 2:30 a.m., an officer spotted a pick-up truck traveling without any lights near Harmony Road and Olive Street in Oshawa. As the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to stop and did a U-turn. The driver then drove off at a high rate of speed onto the westbound lanes of the 401. The suspect exited on to Thickson Road where he traveled southbound in the northbound lanes at a high rate of speed, even hitting a curb.

Police helicopter Air1 assisted with following the vehicle; they advised that the stolen vehicle stopped on Connery Crescent in Oshawa.

Three suspects were observed running from the stolen vehicle. Air1 was instrumental in directing officers to a wooded area where one suspect was located hiding in a dense brush area. Subsequent investigation resulted in the other two suspects being arrested. Police located a quantity of drugs and an imitation handgun.

A 20-year-old male of no fixed address is charged with fail to stop for police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, trespass at night, theft of motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of marijuana

A 22-year-old female, of no fixed address is charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5000 and possession of marijuana.

A 16-year-old female from Brampton was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of marijuana.

All three were released on a promise to appear.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst Broadfoot of Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.