(HURON COUNTY & SOUTH BRUCE, ON) – A Hanover resident remains in police custody on several criminal charges following a chase that took place last night between Kintail and Kincardine.
Shortly before midnight a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed an un-plated, de-commissioned ambulance travelling southbound on Kerry’s Line near Kintail. The officer activated his emergency lights and signalled for the vehicle to stop however the driver failed to stop and intentionally drove into the side of the police cruiser.
The suspect vehicle continued on and travelled northbound on Bluewater Veteran’s Highway (Highway 21) leading officers on a police chase into Bruce County. A tire deflation device was utilized near Pine River however to no avail the driver failed to stop and continued travelling on rims. As the vehicle approached Kincardine the passenger opened up the rear door of the vehicle and began throwing metal objects at the chasing police vehicles.
The driver collided with three police vehicles before the de-commissioned ambulance was finally disabled near the intersection of Broadway Street (Highway 9) and Bluewater Highway (Highway 21). Two occupants immediately fled the vehicle into an adjacent field/swamp area.
Officers set up containment and a search for the suspects was conducted by members of the West Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine. At 1:30 a.m. this morning police located one of the suspects hiding underneath a boat in a backyard on Sutton Street. He was placed under arrest and was taken into custody. Police continued searching the area for the second suspect however he was not located.
Upon confirming the accused’s identity police learned he was wanted by Hanover Police Services for Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
Blake TISDALE, 34 years of age from Hanover has been charged with the following offences:
· Dangerous Operation
· Assault a Peace Officer With a Weapon – 3 counts
· Flight from Peace Officer
· Fail to Stop After Accident
· Drive While Under Suspension
The accused is facing a video court bail hearing today.
If you have any information about this incident please contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677.