CARLETON PLACE – A vehicle stolen in Toronto turned up in Carleton Place, and then the theif stole another vehicle to get out of that town.
A man and a woman from Toronto were arrested earlier this week in connection with allegedly stolen vehicles from Toronto and from Carleton Place, according to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Lanark and Leeds counties.
After being tipped off by a traffic complaint on Highway 15, the OPP say they found a vehicle reported stolen from the City of Toronto in Carleton Place.
The driver of the car is alleged to have fled on foot, according to police. Officers launched a search for the passengers and later arrested a woman from Toronto in Carleton Place, OPP said on Friday.
Not long after that, OPP said they received another report of a stolen vehicle, this one from McNeely Avenue in Carleton Place.
Descriptions of the car and the suspected driver given to police by the public helped Leeds County OPP track down the vehicle off Highway 401 near Mallorytown, about 65 kilometres east of Kingston.
The man who had been driving the car, also a Toronto resident, was arrested nearby, police said.
A spokesperson for the OPP said no charges have been laid and the police investigation into the two incidents continues.
Investigators urge anyone with information about these incidents to contact Lanark County OPP, Leeds County OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).