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Tuesday June 4th, 2013

Posted at 12:20pm

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The dead end on Marentette as seen in Google Street View

Windsor Police have arrested a man after a brief chase.

Around 1:30am this morning, Windsor Police were dispatched to the 800 block of Hall Avenue for a report of a man attempting to steal a car. A caller indicated that a man was using a screwdriver and manipulating the steering column of the parked car. The suspect was able to start the vehicle and proceeded to travel South on Hall Avenue and turned West on Niagara Street.

Police observed the vehicle Westbound on Niagara, activated lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle and the vehicle continued to drive away and would not pull over. Additional police units attended the area as the vehicle continued South on Howard Avenue. The vehicle made an abrupt turn Eastbound on Irvine Street. The vehicle then turned South on Marentette Avenue and stopped at a “dead end” in the 2200 block. The driver was arrested without incident.

Officers located a screwdriver and hammer in the front of the vehicle. Fresh damage to the steering column of the 2000 Chrysler was also observed.

Brandon Skalba, 28 years of age of Windsor is charged with:

-Theft of a Motor Vehicle
-Possession of Stolen Property
-Possession of Break in Instrument
-Fail to Stop for Police
-Breach Probation (Curfew)
-Breach Probation (Not to occupy the drivers’s or passenger seat of any motor vehicle)

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