UPDATE: Suspect Collared After Spate of Vehicle Thefts Reported Across the Region

Same suspect Believed to Be Behind Series of Vehicle Thefts and B&Es

August 23rd

The OPP say a 33-year-old Hamilton man is in custody in connection to not only thefts of vehicles from Severn and Parry Sound, but also Huntsville, Orillia and southern Simcoe County.

The suspect was arrested in Hamilton after police spotted another vehicle reported stolen from the Niagara area.

The manhunt for this suspect began on the 20th, when police received information a wanted man was driving a stolen vehicle around Huntsville. That vehicle was later found in Parry Sound.

August 22nd

A curious caper in Severn Township.

Severn Township man called Ontario Provincial Police Tuesday afternoon as he watched his SUV being driven – stolen – from his property on Mount Stephen Road.

As officers searched unsuccessfully for the 2016 Silver Jeep Wrangler Limited Edition 4×4 with Ontario licence BYTX499 they found another vehicle left abandoned on the property. It had been reported stolen early Tuesday from the West Parry Sound area.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to call Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-326-3536, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).