Nipigon OPP – Vehicle Theft Leads to Multiple Charges Following High-Speed Pursuit

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NIPIGON, ON – A television style high speed chase incident unfolded during the early hours of Friday morning as police responded to a vehicle theft report, culminating in a high-speed chase and the apprehension of a 19-year-old suspect from Geraldton.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were alerted to the theft of a vehicle from a business on Arthur Street in Thunder Bay around 2:00 a.m. on February 23, 2024.

The stolen vehicle was spotted heading eastbound on Highway 11-17, accelerating at a dangerous speed.

Officers from the Nipigon OPP Detachment located the vehicle at the intersection of Highway 628 and Highway 11-17.

An attempt to stop the vehicle was unsuccessful, leading officers to deploy a Tire Deflation Device (TDD), commonly known as a Spike belt. This intervention brought the vehicle to a safe halt.

The driver then fled on foot, prompting a ground search by the officers with assistance from the OPP K9 Unit and OPP Emergency Response Team. The suspect was later found and arrested.

Jimmy Nadon, a 19-year-old resident of Geraldton, faces several charges including Dangerous Operation, Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), Flight From Peace Officer, Theft of Motor Vehicle, and Driving Without a License.

Following his arrest, Nadon was taken to the Nipigon OPP Detachment for further testing.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the incident.

Nadon is now subject to a 90-Day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS).

The stolen vehicle has been returned to its rightful owner.

NADON was held for a bail hearing and subsequently remanded into custody.

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