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Suspect Arrested After Police Chase With Stolen U-Haul, Second Suspect At Large

KAWARTHA LAKES-Northumberland OPP officers have arrested a suspect in a robbery that occurred in Peterborough County.

On December 8, 2022, members of the Northumberland OPP received information regarding a robbery that occurred at a business in Peterborough, which included vehicle and suspect descriptions. Officers located the vehicle, a U-Haul, on County Rd 30 heading towards Campbellford. Police say after a brief suspect apprehension pursuit, the vehicle was disabled and collided with a guard rail.

Courtesy Austin Brettell

Police say two suspects fled the vehicle, one was apprehended shortly after that and returned to the Peterborough County OPP, while the other fled the scene.

Police received subsequent information that the outstanding suspect had allegedly stolen another vehicle from a residence in Campbellford and left the area. The vehicle is described as a 2007 Silver Dodge Caravan with Ontario plate RSANTA.

42-year-old James Scott of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Fail to comply with probation order
  • Fail to comply with probation order

The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on December 13, 2022.

The investigation is continuing. Police are asking that if members of the public observe the motor vehicle, do not approach, and phone the closest OPP detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court. You can also submit information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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