Police helicopter tracks vehicle from Oshawa to North Durham

Two men are facing charges after a vehicle allegedly police on a 45-minute pursuit that ended in North Durham Friday (Sept. 18) night.

According to the DRPS, an officer attempted to pull over a black pickup truck on Tennyson Avenue in Oshawa around 11:30 p.m.

“The vehicle did not pull over and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle was seen driving dangerously at high speeds. Due to safety concerns, the pursuit was called off on the ground,” reads a media release.

“However, the DRPS helicopter, Air-1, kept an eye on the suspect vehicle from the skies.”

The helicopter followed the vehicle for 45 minutes into North Durham, allowing officers to place a tire deflation device on Lakeridge Road North near Myrtle Road West that brought the pursuit to a close.

A search of the vehicle located brass knuckles and a conducted energy weapon, police say.

Jerry Holroyd, 39, of Elliott Street in Clarington, has been charged with fail to stop while being pursued, dangerous operation of a conveyance; eight counts of operate conveyance while prohibited; two counts of possess weapons dangerous; two counts of possess prohibited weapon and two counts of fail to comply with probation order.

Bradley Pomeroy, 29, of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of possess weapons dangerous; two counts of possess prohibited weapon; and fail to comply with release order.

 

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