Suspected catalytic converter thief is in custody after a series of pursuits ended in a crash in the Peterborough, Ont., region.
A Peterborough man was arrested after a police cruiser was hit while police were pursuing a suspect following an earlier theft.
At about 2 a.m. Aug. 31, catalytic converters were removed from six vehicles in the parking lot of a business, Peterborough County OPP said.
According to reports, the thieves returned to the business on Sept. 2 and removed catalytic converters from four more vehicles.
The vehicle of one of the suspects was spotted later by officers but fled at a high rate of speed, police said.
The suspect vehicle was later spotted in nearby Northumberland County and again escaped, this time by ramming a police cruiser, police said.
The vehicle was again located near Bailieboro and attempted to flee but lost control and entered ditch south of Peterborough, police said.
Jordan Moody, 19, of Peterborough was charged with three counts of break and enter, three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, obstructing a peace officer, two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of flight from a peace officer, theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.