Charges Laid In Stolen Vehicle Investigation
Charges have been laid after an investigation into a stolen vehicle.
According to police they began an investigation on Monday October 15th, 2018 into a break and enter at a residence located in the 800 block of Smeeton Drive. The complainant further reported that a pickup truck had also been stolen from the residence.
On October 16th at approximately 10:45am officers spotted the stolen vehicle in a parking lot in the 2700 block of Tecumseh Road East.
Officers maneuvered their unmarked police vehicles in attempt to block the stolen vehicle.
The suspect driver drove the stolen vehicle into the front corner of an unmarked police vehicle, then drove away from the scene by driving over landscaping and bushes in the area.
In the interest of public safety officers did not pursue the stolen vehicle, however, were able to positively identify the male driver.
Shortly after 3pm officers located the stolen vehicle being parked in the 800 block of Langlois Avenue. The suspect driver was observed running into a residence. Before officers could approach the scene, two females exited the residence and left the scene driving the stolen vehicle.
A team of officers contained the residence the suspect had entered, while another team searched and located the stolen vehicle, now in the 800 block of Goyeau Street. Both adult females were arrested at the scene of the recovered stolen vehicle. The driver was ultimately charged, while the passenger was released with no charges.
Meanwhile, officers at the contained scene in the 800 block of Langlois Avenue established communications with the suspect, who, shortly after 6pm, exited the residence and was arrested without incident.
Matthew Maskery, a 33-year-old male from Windsor, is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and disqualified operation of a motor vehicle.
Amanda Labute, a 30-year-old female from Windsor, is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000.