Police track down patient transport van stolen from Lindsay hospital

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.

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