Windsor Police Officer Hit By Car Fleeing B&E

Friday April 12th, 2019

Posted at 12:52pm

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A Windsor Police officer was struck by a fleeing suspect following a break and enter at an auto repair shop on Wyandotte Street.

Just before 5am on Thursday April 11th, Windsor Police officers responded to an auto shop in the 1200 block of Wyandotte Street East for a report of a break and enter in progress.

Responding officers arrived and found two male suspects who began to run through the parking lot. They then jumped a fence into an alley. Officers initiated a foot pursuit.

One suspect entered a black 4-door Cadillac that had been reported stolen to Windsor Police on April 8th. The Cadillac had been reported stolen during the afternoon hours from the 1100 block of Division Road

Officers approached the car and told the driver he was under arrest. The driver put the vehicle into reverse and fled the scene.

The police officer was struck by the fleeing vehicle and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The second suspect fled the scene on foot.

Police say both suspects had broken into the auto shop at midnight. They then returned at approximately 4:00am and began to steal more property from the business and vehicles from the lot.

The suspects removed a white van from the business’ garage and parked it in the alley.

Property had been loaded into the van, but it was safely recovered after officers chased the suspects.

Police later recovered the Cadillac which was parked at St. Mary’s church parking lot in Walkerville.

The first suspect is described as:

  • male
  • wearing baggy pants
  • sweat jacket
  • balaclava concealing his face
  • white baseball hat
  • black women’s purse

The second suspect is described as:

  • male
  • wearing dark baggy pants
  • sweat jacket
  • dark balaclava concealing his face
  • dark baseball hat

Police are seeking any witnesses who may have seen suspicious behaviour at the involved auto shop, may have witnessed the stolen Cadillac being abandoned, or have any information about the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com

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