(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – On Sunday, June 27, 2021, at approximately 7:13 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment received several traffic complaints about a pickup truck from members of the motoring travelling along Highway 3 in Norfolk County.
Officers attended the area and located the vehicle and subsequently deployed a spike belt in an effort to stop the truck. Officers were able to finally stop the vehicle at a Norfolk Street North address after the driver collided with two police vehicles. The driver of the pickup truck did not suffer any injuries and was taken into custody without incident. Two police officers involved in the collision were taken to a local area hospital for precautionary measures.
As a result, police charged 24-year-old Jessy Kevin GENEAU-OUELLETTE of Windsor, Ontario with the following offences;
- Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code,
- Dangerous operation,
- Flight from peace officer,
- Failure of refusal to comply with a demand,
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs,
- Possession for the purpose trafficking fentanyl,
- Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000,
- Theft under $5,000,
- Mischief under $5,000,
- Driving while under suspension, and
- Fail to comply with release order.
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date.
“The OPP would like to thank the Good Samaritans that contacted police. As a direct result of their phone calls, officers were able to locate the vehicle and take the driver into custody without incident.” – Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk, West Region OPP.