PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough Police Service recovered a stolen vehicle after an incident early Saturday morning that led to the arrest of a 10-year-old boy.
At approximately 7:30 pm on Friday, December 10, 2021, a delivery driver reported their minivan had been stolen from the area of Water Street and Charlotte Street. Police say officers arrived, canvassed and searched the area but there was no sign of the vehicle.
Just after midnight on Saturday, December 11, 2021, officers noticed the vehicle in the Lansdowne Street and Brealey Drive area and activated their emergency lights, but the vehicle failed to stop, driving at high speeds and weaving through traffic. A short pursuit was called off for public safety.
Shortly after, officers received a call that the vehicle had stopped in the area of Edwards Street and Lansdowne Street. Upon arrival, they learned that vehicle had crashed into a stonewall and that the driver was a 10-year-old boy according to police. The boy was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for medical treatment but did not suffer any major injuries.
Due to the age of the person charges could not be laid.