Two stolen vehicles recovered, two arrested

OTTAWA – Ottawa police arrested two people last night both suspected of being behind the wheel of other people’s cars.

“Frontline officers located two stolen vehicles with suspects still on board in two separate incidents overnight in the city,” Ottawa Police Services (OPS) released in a statement yesterday (July 30).

The first incident occurred July 30 at 12:05 a.m., when a frontline officer located a vehicle with the wrong licence plate in the area of Bronson Avenue and Raymond Street. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen. A male approached the vehicle and as he was about to sit inside, he was approached by officers. The male attempted to run but was arrested without incident.

Ty Truong, 36-years-old of Ottawa, has been charged by East Criminal Investigations with four offences related to the theft.
The second incident occurred in the area of Alta Vista Drive and Heron Road at 5:17 a.m., when officers responded to a call for a possible impaired driver. Officers located the vehicle and it was stopped following a short pursuit. Officers found the male driver was not impaired however the vehicle was stolen. The driver was arrested without incident.

Trevor Tucker, 42-years-old of no fixed address, has been charged by East Criminal Investigations with five offences related to the crime. Both males are scheduled to appear in court yesterday (July 30).