Four people from Montreal have been charged by Ontario Provincial Police after four separate vehicles were reported stolen earlier this week.
The thefts, a pair each in Embrun and Casselman, east of Ottawa, were reported early Tuesday.
In one of the incidents, the owner was tracking the stolen vehicle using Global Positioning System technology. Using real-time information provided to the Hawkesbury detachment, OPP officers deployed a tire-deflation device and rendered the 2022 Dodge Ram Rebel inoperable.
That same morning, officers with the Sureté du Québec intercepted another of the stolen vehicles.
As a result of the investigation, an OPP media release said Thursday, a 27-year-old woman was charged with possession of stolen property and mischief, while a 19-year-old man was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of an automobile master key. Another man, 24, and a fourth individual under age 18 were both charged with possession of stolen property, possession of an automobile master key and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders.
Anyone with further information about the incident was asked to contact the OPP’s Russell County detachment at 613-443-4499 or the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.