September 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Stolen vehicle call prompts major police presence in Thames Centre

OPP say two suspects fled on foot when officers arrived.

Liny Lamberink/980 CFPL
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A possible stolen vehicle led to a flight from police in Thames Centre on Friday.

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The incident resulted in a massive police response as officers from several different departments worked to contain the area.

Middlesex OPP Constable Max Gomez told Global News Radio 980 CFPL that police received a call about the case at around 9 a.m. and when officers arrived, two men fled on foot into a farmer’s field.

Additional units were called in to contain the area around Elgin Road and Trafalger Street.

“We did have units from the London Police Service also attend in assistance to that containment area while the K9 unit and members of the emergency response unit were there to assist that K9 unit,” Gomez said.

As of 2:30 p.m., Gomez said one male was still unaccounted for and the K9 unit is clearing a large bush area as the search continues.

The other suspect was arrested at roughly 11 a.m.

“It’s a warm day outside today and while the containment was set up, it appears so far that the male surrendered to the first available police cruiser,” Gomez said.

No road blocks or closures are in place.

— With files from 980 CFPL’s Liny Lamberink.

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