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Man arrested after using stolen vehicle to commit other criminal offences.

Posted on March 30, 2020

A 31 year old man with no fixed address was arrested on Tuesday by Owen Sound Police for numerous criminal offences.  Sometime over Monday night into Tuesday morning the man located an unlocked 2019 white pick-up truck in the 1300 block of 4th Ave W with the keys inside.  The man stole the vehicle and at about 12:30 am proceeded to attend a home in the upper west side of town.  At this home he attempted to steal items and unsuccessfully tried to break in.  When the residents awoke, they scared the man off and he left in the stolen vehicle.  Police were called and attended but were unable to locate the vehicle.  At around 7:00 am the man, using bank cards from the wallet of the truck owner found in the truck, attended several stores on the west side of town at which time he proceeded to make several purchases.  He then drove the pick-up truck behind a strip plaza and crashed it into a fence causing a large portion of the fence to fall over.  From there he drove over to Owen Sound District Secondary School.  The truck was driven onto the football field resulting in damage to the turf.  He then drove the vehicle into a chain link fence running along the northside of the property.  Upon crashing into the fence, the truck became stuck and the man fled the scene.  Damage to all the property including the vehicle was estimated at $20 000.  Through investigation, police were able to identify the man.  He was located attending an east side store.  The man was arrested and held for a bail hearing where he must know answer to 10 criminal charges which include Break and Enter, Mischief, Use a stolen bank card, Possession of property by crime and Breach of Probation.