A Leamington resident faces numerous criminal charges after recovering a stolen truck with a fishing boat in tow last week.
Just before 3 a.m. on Sept. 16, an OPP patrol officer in Leamington spotted a pickup truck towing a boat with no working trailer lights.
Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled the area. A little later, after colliding with several curbs and causing serious damage to the truck, the driver lost control and struck a power line cable support pole.
With the vehicle stuck, the driver tried to flee on foot but was stopped without further incident.
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Further investigation revealed that the truck, boat, and trailer had been reported stolen.
Jacob Wall, 22, of Leamington, is charged with elopement by a law enforcement officer, dangerous operation, possession of property obtained for a crime valued at more than $ 5,000 and driving while suspended.
Anyone with information about this or any other incident should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.