Article by Daina Goldfinger, Global News
A 31-year-old from Barrie, Ont., has been charged after fleeing from police in northern Ontario, Manitoulin OPP say.
On Monday, Manitoulin OPP say they were called to investigate a theft from the Nairn Centre Esso in Nairn and Hyman Township.
After fleeing from police on a local road, OPP, the Anishnawbek Police Service and the Greater Sudbury Police Service were able to locate the suspects.
Stolen property valued at about $22,500 was also found, including vehicles worth about $18,000, machinery and tools worth about $3,800, miscellaneous items worth about $700, as well as 45 cannabis plants.
Gaston Charles Gagnon, 31, from Barrie, Ont., was subsequently charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft over $5,000, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, two counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle, two counts of flight from a peace officer, two counts of operation while prohibited, growing any cannabis plant at a place that’s not their home and growing more than four cannabis plants.
Gaston Pierre Gagnon, 67, from Etobicoke, Ont., who was also wanted on a warrant, has been charged with failure to attend court, growing any cannabis plant in a place that isn’t their home and growing more than four cannabis plants.