Pair of Clarington residents arrested after stolen vehicle and drugs recovered by police

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Published January 1, 2024 at 1:09 pm

Two people from Clarington were taken into custody after police used an ALPR (automated license plate reader) to track a stolen vehicle, leading to the discovery of narcotics.

On Sunday (Dec. 31) Durham Regional Police were on general patrol in the area of Baseline Road and Liberty Street South in Bowmanville, when they located a stolen vehicle while using ALPR technology.

Police say after conducting a search in the area shortly before 12 p.m., they found and arrested two individuals in possession of the stolen vehicle.

Additionally during their search, police recovered narcotics suspected to be Fentanyl in the accused’s possession.

Krista Sayer, 36, faces several charges including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by a crime and possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking. Sayer was held for a bail hearing.

 Jean-Paul Vachon, 46, also faces multiple charges including possession of property obtained by a crime, possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order. Vachon was later released on an undertaking.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to D/Cst. Kapeluk of East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5100.

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