A 27-year-old man from Scugog faces a slew of charges after police say three cars were stolen in the same day, including one from the Sunderland area.
According to Durham Regional Police, around 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 11, citizens reported a suspected impaired driver in the area of Highway 12 and Cragg Road. Officers located the vehicle and determined it had been stolen from an address in Scugog. The driver was arrested without incident.
Police say the suspect was also responsible for a break, enter and theft at a resident in the area of Thickson Road and Dryden Boulevard in Whitby the same morning. A vehicle was reportedly stolen at that time. The suspect allegedly crashed that vehicle in the area of Highway 12 and Scugog Line 14 in Sunderland. Police say the man stole another vehicle that had been left unoccupied but warming up nearby.
According to police, the suspect then crashed this vehicle nearby and stole a third vehicle, which he was later found driving.
Tyler Cameron, 27, of Rhodes Avenue in Scugog is charged with three counts of theft of a motor vehicle, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to comply with recognizance, fraud under $5,000, and break, enter and theft. He also faces other driving-related offences, police say.
The accused was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Burns of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 extension 2676.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.