The Bancroft detachment of the OPP had an eventful Saturday.

Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle On November 20th around 9 AM. The vehicle had been stolen overnight from a parking spot on Hastings Street North.

That same day around 6 PM, police found the stolen vehicle on Hastings Street North. When police tried to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect fled. The vehicle was later located on Chemaushgon Road where it had struck a hydro pole. The driver fled the scene and was pursued by the OPP Emergency Response Team and Canine unit. The suspect was later located and arrested.

A 31-year-old from Bancroft has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, flight from police, dangerous operation and operation while impaired. He has also been charged with failure to comply with a probation order.