OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service Central Investigations Unit has charged a man in relation to the theft of a shuttle van that led police in a short pursuit Monday afternoon.
Shortly before 6 p.m. on March 9, police received a 911 call for a shuttle bus that had just been stolen. The driver reported that they had been coaxed out of the vehicle by a suspect who concocted a story to elicit help.
Frontline officers engaged in a pursuit of the shuttle van for a short time however, due to the risk to the public, the pursuit was terminated. In attempting to flee the scene, the shuttle bus collided with two other vehicles including a marked police vehicle.
A short time later, the shuttle bus was found abandoned in the 2000 block of Prince of Wales Drive. A man matching the description of the suspect was located by officers a short distance away from the abandoned vehicle.
Pierre Aubin, 56, of no fixed address was charged with:
- Theft of motor vehicle
- Possession of stolen property
- Dangerous operation of a conveyance
- Flight while pursued by peace officer
- Failure to stop at the scene of an accident
He appeared in court today.