Two suspects – including a Brock Township man – are facing an array of charges after allegedly ramming three police cruisers while fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle.
According to the DRPS, officers spotted a vehicle in the area of Kingston Road and Dixie Road in Pickering operating without any lights and driving at a high rate of speed around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 9).
“The suspect vehicle ran through a red light at the intersection. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver failed to stop for police and vehicle continued eastbound on Kingston Road,” reads a media release.
“The suspect vehicle entered a private parking lot and officers attempted to block the vehicle in. The suspect vehicle rammed two of the police cars and fled.”
Police say the suspect vehicle struck an unoccupied vehicle on Bronte Road and then turned around at one point and drove towards three officers before striking another police car.
“The suspect vehicle had lost a tire and continued driving until the vehicle caught fire,” the media release reads.
“The vehicle was inoperable and the suspects were taken into custody.”
David Charizanis, 31 of Sunderland Meadows Drive in Brock Township is charged with fifteen charges including assault with intent to resist; dangerous operation; assault police with a weapon; fail to remain at accident and fail to stop for police.
He was held for a bail hearing.
A 15-year-old Pickering teen, has been charged with possess property obtained by crime over $5,000; carry concealed weapon (brass knuckles); possess weapon dangerous to public peace and possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon.
He was released on an undertaking.