Montreal man charged with theft of vehicle

GREENBELT – Ottawa police feel they may have arrested someone related to a Montreal stolen car ring.

“Ottawa Police Service (OPS) frontline officers stopped a Lexus SUV in the early morning hours of July 9 and an investigation revealed the vehicle to be stolen,” the OPS released in a statement today (July 10). “The driver was arrested for vehicle theft and related offences.”

The incident occurred at about 3 a.m., when officers patrolling in the east end of the city spotted the Lexus in the area of Hunt Club and Hwy 417 eastbound.

“Having seen broadcasts about high-end vehicles being stolen in Ottawa overnight and driven to Montreal, they pulled the vehicle over,” the OPS said.

Frantz Moise, 46 of Montreal was charged with:

  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Failure to comply with release order
  • Mischief/Damage to Property not Exceeding $5,000
  • Possession of Property or Thing Obtained by Crime Exceeding $5,000
  • Obstructing/Resisting a Public/Peace Officer

Moise appeared in Show Cause Court on July 9.

“The OPS continues to monitor and pay special attention to the theft of high end Lexus and Toyota vehicles in Ottawa, particularly larger SUVs, 4 Runners and Tacomas.

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