Two arrested in stolen car after several vehicles struck in Oshawa


Published May 28, 2024 at 10:40 am

A man and a woman face numerous charges after allegedly striking several vehicles with a stolen car.

Durham Police report 911 operators received numerous calls about a suspected impaired driver shortly after 3 p.m. on May 24.

Callers said a silver Toyota sedan with a man and a woman inside struck multiple other cars near Ritson Road North and King Street East then took off.

About an hour later, more calls came in about a suspicious car near Harmony Road North and Taunton Road East. This intersection sits about six kilometres northeast of the first scene.

Police say a man and a woman, matching the description of the pair from the first scene, were seen parking a severely damaged Toyota before they ran from the area.

Investigating the car left at Harmony and Taunton Roads led police to discover the car had been stolen from Waterloo.

Officers scoured the area with the help of a K-9 unit. The dog flushed a pair of suspects out from hiding in some nearby bushes. Both were arrested on scene without further trouble.

Ashley McKinnon, 26 of no fixed address, is charged with;

  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,
  • driving while prohibited,
  • driving without a licence,
  • careless driving, and
  • failure to remain at an accident

Jessie Maresch, 33 from Kitchener, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. Both suspects have since been released until their court date.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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