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Three facing multiple charges after Highway 401 pursuit in Quinte West

Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged three GTA residents on Thursday, Nov. 30 after a vehicle pursuit.

In a media release, police say that at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, an officer conducting routine patrol duties along Highway 401 attempted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle that had been reported stolen. Police say the vehicle evaded interception and fled; law enforcement eventually located the vehicle on Telephone Road.

OPP mobilized their Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit to aid in the pursuit and subsequent apprehension. Following a search, three individuals were taken into custody.

Upon deeper inquiry, police uncovered an array of unlawfully possessed items, including unauthorized identity documents, suspected narcotics, and various articles allegedly acquired through illicit means.

The accused individuals—Lakhwinder Toor, aged 41, Gurmeet Singh, aged 25, and Sukhjinder Singh, aged 31—from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), face multiple charges as follows:

  • Possession of break-in instrument
  • Possession of property obtained by crime (three counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of credit card
  • Unauthorized possession of credit card data
  • Unauthorized possession of identity document

Additionally, Sukhijinder Singh faces an additional charge of evading law enforcement, while Gurmeet Singh faces an added charge of methamphetamine possession.

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused individuals remain in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville.

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