A man is in custody after hitting a marked police cruiser with a stolen car, and running from police.
On Sunday at approximately 6:30am, a vehicle was stolen on Talbot Street. At 9:50am, a London police officer observed the stolen vehicle on Grosvenor Street near Gibbons Park.
The man in the stolen vehicle allegedly backed into the police cruiser, before driving into the park and striking a tree. He fled the vehicle on foot, but was arrested by police without incident.
The following items were seized:
Three pills containing suspected Fentanyl, value $60;
1 gram of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, value $80;
7 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) blotters, value $70; and
Debit card and credit card (not belonging to the accused)
As a result of the investigation, 24-year old Brandon Patrick Hay of no fixed address, is charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences:
Mischief under $5000;
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;
Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000;
Fail to comply with recognizance x 3;
Possession of a Schedule I substance x 2;
Possession of a Schedule III substance; and
Fraud under $5000.
There were no injuries. The reported damages were estimated to be approximately $14,000.
The accused is in custody, and is scheduled to appear in London court on October 1, 2018 by way of video in relation to the charges.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).