Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a report of a vehicle travelling the wrong way on Highway 11 in Gravenhurst on Saturday, November 4, at 4:50 a.m.
A concerned motorist called to report that a pick-up truck hauling a trailer was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes just south of Gravenhurst.
Officers located the vehicle after it had corrected its direction and was traveling north in the northbound lanes of Highway 11 in Gravenhurst.
Officers conducted a traffic stop and determined that the attached trailer had been stolen from a business in Toronto and the driver and occupant in the vehicle were placed under arrest. Furthermore, the third occupant had fled from the vehicle into the bush nearby. Police, with the assistance of the OPP K9 Unit and the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted a search of the area and located the third suspect.
Police have charged 40 year-old Shawn Bradt of Belle River, ON and 44 year-old Roland Osier of Windsor, ON each with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 CC 354(1)(a) and they will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on December 12, 2017 to answer to their charges.
Also charged is 49 year-old Troy Spicer of Windsor, ON with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime CC 354(1)(a), Driving Disqualified CC 259(4), Driving While Under Suspension HTA 53(1) and Driving the Wrong Way on a Divided Highway HTA 156(1)(a). He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice Bail Court in Bracebridge on November 6, 2017.