Stittsville carjacking ends in arrest

STITTSVILLE — Erratic driving left a trail for police as one man is arrested following a late night carjacking.

Ottawa Police Services (OPS) frontline officers responded to a carjacking in the 5000 block of Hazeldean Road at 11:50 p.m. last night.

“A male suspect had taken the victim’s keys and stolen his vehicle,” Ottawa police released in a statement today (May 23). “Responding officers located the vehicle a short distance away following several calls to 911 about an erratic driver in the area. Officers were able to stop the vehicle and arrest the male suspect without incident.”

Ernest Schuhknecht, 41-years-old of no fixed address has been charged with several counts related to the crime including Robbery, impaired and dangerous driving, and theft for a total of nine charges.

He is scheduled to appear in court today.