Fort Frances, ON – The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has taken two individuals into custody, charging them with the theft of a motor vehicle.
Stolen Commercial Vehicle
On September 13, 2023, the Rainy River District OPP Detachment responded to a report of a stolen commercial motor vehicle from a local business located on Fifth Street West in Fort Frances.
Recovery Across Borders
Shortly after the theft report, the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) located the stolen commercial motor vehicle near Winnipeg, Manitoba. The RCMP promptly arrested the individuals involved in the theft and transported them back to the Rainy River District OPP Detachment.
Subsequently, Chris SUNDELL, 20-years-old, hailing from Rossport, and Aiden HARRIS, 18-years-old, from Ignace, have been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with the following:
- Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
Both accused individuals have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances on October 30, 2023.
Police take this opportunity to remind vehicle owners and passengers to lock their doors and properly secure their vehicles when left unattended. Such precautions can help deter theft and safeguard against these unfortunate incidents.