Four charged after chase in stolen car north of Oshawa


Published June 7, 2024 at 10:44 am

Four people face charges after police chased down a stolen car in Port Perry.

Durham Police officers were on patrol in town shortly before 1:30 a.m. on June 6. During the patrol, their Automated Licence Plate Reader picked up the plate on a stolen car.

The province and numerous police forces have invested heavily in ALPR technology in recent years. The scanner sits atop police cruisers.

It automatically reads plates and checks them against a database of outstanding warrants, tickets and status.

The officers followed the car for a while, but it sped off soon after. They continued to search the area and soon came across the car again.

The car attempted another getaway, but hit the curb. This left the car immobile and four people fled the scene on foot. Officers soon rounded up four suspects a little while later.

These include;

  • Byron Keith Hoadly, 31 of Scugog
    • possession of criminal proceeds over $5,000,
    • possession of cocaine,
    • failure to comply with probation, and
    • failure to comply with a release order
  • Mohammed Gassimel Sead, 25 0f Toronto
    • possess of stolen property over $5,000
  • Ashley Elizabeth Ayotte, 38 of Scugog
    • possess of stolen property over $5,000, and
    • failure to comply with probation
  • Luke James Pellerine, 30 of Toronto
    • possess of stolen property over $5,000, and
    • two counts of failure to comply with probation

Ayotte, Pellerine and Sead, have all been released from custody. However, Hoadley remains behind bars until a bail hearing.

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