OPP arrest fleeing driver in stolen canoe
file photo (Doug Crosse Photo)
A follow up to a crash on Highway 11 southbound near Bracebridge yesterday.
A man fled yesterday morning after the pickup truck and trailer with three stolen snowmobiles he was driving went off the road.
His method of escape? He stole a canoe and paddled into Bracebridge, where police found and arrested him.
52-year-old James Rye of Huntsville has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Probation, Theft and Break and Enter.
The crash took place south of Cedar Lane at 8:00am and police are looking for witnesses who may have seen the incident and the search in the Wilsons Falls/Cedar Lane area of Bracebridge.
If you have any information contact Constable Bateman-McKinnon at the Bracebridge OPP Detachment at 705-645-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
Driver flees Highway 11 crash