Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the OPP North East Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Emergency Response Unit (ESU) and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service Canine Unit are currently conducting a ground search around the vicinity of Pickard Road in the Goulais River area for a male and female suspect.
At approximately 12:15 pm on November 3rd, 2016 a vehicle was observed to be driving erratically on Highway 17 east towards Sault Ste. Marie. OPP pulled the vehicle over and as the officer approached the vehicle, the driver and two passengers fled the scene in the vehicle into the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen.
At approximately 7:15 pm the vehicle was located on Pickard Road in Goulais River. A spike belt was deployed by police and the vehicle was stopped. Two occupants of the vehicle fled into the bush area. One occupant is in police custody.
Police are asking residents in the area to ensure that their vehicle and homes are locked at this time.
Residents are urged to contact police to report any suspicious person(s) or activity in the area.
The investigation is ongoing.