December 5, 2018 2:48 pm
Updated: December 6, 2018 3:10 pm

Man charged after collision in Bracebridge

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A man has been charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision in Bracebridge.

According to Bracebridge OPP, on Wednesday, just after 8 a.m., officers received a report of a collision on Highway 11 south of Cedar Lane.

Police say a pickup truck towing three snowmobiles crashed into the ditch.

Officers say the driver of the vehicle fled the area on foot before police arrived.

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Police say after fleeing, the suspect allegedly stole a canoe and paddled into Bracebridge where he was arrested.

According to police, 52-year-old James Rye from Huntsville has been charged with possession of stolen property, breach of probation, theft and break-and-enter.

Officers say he is scheduled to appear in court in Bracebridge on Thursday.

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 705-645-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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