Police are still trying to track down a pair of suspects following a police chase in Kawartha Lakes Sunday (Oct. 14).
According to police, an officer was on patrol in Bobcaygeon shortly before 11:30 a.m. and observed a black, mid-2000s GMC Sierra extended cab step side pickup truck, which matched the description of a vehicle connected to multiple thefts in Fenelon Falls reported a day prior.
Police say that officers attempted to stop the truck, using standard emergency lights and equipment. However, the driver of the truck allegedly failed to comply and increased speed, heading north towards Kinmount.
OPP officers from the Haliburton Highlands and The City of Kawartha Lakes Detachments made continued attempts to safely stop the truck to identify the driver and passenger. An OPP helicopter was also called to assist road officers with tracking the location of the truck.
Police say that two OPP police units were damaged while trying to stop the fleeing truck — one unit sustained tire damage after it ran over a spike belt and the second was involved in a minor collision with the suspect vehicle.
Investigators seek assistance from the local community to identify the suspects in this case. The black GMC truck will likely have collision damage to the left (driver’s side) rear box panel, police noted.
While police note that further details about the suspect descriptions will be made available as the investigation continues, they had released photos of the alleged female driver and male passenger earlier in the day.
If you have information please contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment at 705 324-5252 or through the Provincial Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.