A Toronto resident is facing charges after allegedly stealing a patient transport van that had been parked in front of Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.
According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, officers quickly located the vehicle — with the assistance of witnesses — after being called shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday (March 8).
“Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Angeline Street North. The driver of the vehicle, refused to stop for police,” reads a media release.
“The driver, drove down a dead-end street and came to a stop, where he was arrested by officers.”
Steven Smith, 43, of Toronto has been charged with theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, flight from peace officer and dangerous operation, as well as three offences under the Highway Traffic Act offences.
The accused is scheduled to appear in Lindsay court on April 14.