Suspect Found to be Driving Stolen Vehicle

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A suspect was arrested after failing to stop for police and striking a fire hydrant in Pickering.

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at approximately 1:43 a.m. officers were dispatched to a stolen vehicle call in the area of Bayly Street and Liverpool Road in Pickering. A food delivery driver reported having their vehicle stolen while attending a residence to deliver food.

A short-time later, a member of West Division observed a vehicle driving erratically in the area. The officer followed the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle failed to stop, and fled eastbound on Bayly Street.

Following a brief pursuit, the suspect vehicle lost control, striking a fire hydrant at Church Street and Bayly Street. Further investigation revealed the stolen vehicle was the vehicle involved in the pursuit. A female suspect was arrested without incident.

Courtney GIROUX, age 30, of Oshawa is charged with: Dangerous Operation, Possess Property Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5000, and other driving-related offenses. She was released on an Undertaking.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Fulford of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2119.

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.

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