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Stolen Vehicle Recovered – Two Arrested

(CHESLEY, ON) – On January 12, 2022 at 4:24 a.m., a South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on patrol in the town of Chesley signalled a pick-up truck to stop using the police cruiser emergency lighting. The vehicle continued driving through town before coming to a stop along 5th Avenue south west.

The officer determined that the pick-up truck had been reported stolen.

The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.

Dearl VESSIE, 31-years-old, of West Grey Township was charged with:

  • Driving while prohibited
  • Flight from police
  • 2 counts of possessing stolen property
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • 2 counts of fail to comply with release order

The accused was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for January 12, 2022.

Jessica JONKER, 34-years-old, of Chatsworth Township was charged with:

·       2 counts of possessing proceeds of crime

·       Obstruct peace officer

The accused was held in custody pending the results of a bail hearing scheduled for January 12, 2022.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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