KAWARTHA LAKES-The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Port Hope Police Service officer shot a firearm at a pickup truck with a 30-year-old man inside yesterday afternoon.
Information released by the SIU says preliminary information suggests that at approximately 5 p.m. on July 30, 2023, the officer shot at the pickup truck, allegedly stolen by the man, outside the McDonald’s on Rose Glen Road in Port Hope. The officer was struck by ricochet and taken to hospital. The man in the pickup truck allegedly fled the scene. The man was located and arrested this morning according to the SIU.
On Sunday night Kawartha Lakes Police issued a notice to the public to be on the lookout for a vehicle they believed to be in the Lindsay area. Earlier in the day the truck and driver were involved in an altercation with Port Hope Police Service and it has been involved in several pursuits with other police agencies earlier this week.
There was a heavy police presence on Devan Court with multiple OPP vehicles and two helicopters circling overhead. The OPP would not confirm if this is related or say why officers are in that area.
One subject official and one witness official have been designated by the SIU at this time. Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php
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