A suspect was arrested after fleeing in a stolen vehicle which was also involved in a collision in north Whitby.
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, at approximately 8:20 a.m. members of East Division were dispatched to a stolen vehicle call in the area of Mearns Avenue and Concession Road 3 in Clarington. The suspect stole a Toyota Rav-4 which was left running in a residential driveway. The stolen vehicle was spotted by officers on Highway 407 exiting at Lakeridge Road. Officers attempted to stop the stolen vehicle, but the suspect failed to stop. Police discontinued pursuing the vehicle due to safety concerns.
The suspect continued driving at a high rate of speed and was involved in a collision with two other vehicles at Lake Ridge Road and Highway 7. A female occupant of a white Audi was taken to local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled on foot, but was arrested a short distance away.
Gurdip SINGH, age 29, of Brampton, is charged with: Theft Over $5,000; Possession Over $5,000; Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance; Flight from Police and Operate a Conveyance while Prohibited.
He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Jaciuk of the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1853.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.