Man arrested after alleged carjacking in Oakville
Halton Regional Police say a man has been arrested after he allegedly stole a woman’s car at gunpoint in Oakville and attempted to steal more cars in Mississauga on Tuesday evening.
Police were first called to a sports complex near Royal Windsor Drive and Cornwall Road in Oakville at around 7:30 p.m., where a woman reportedly told officers her car was stolen at gunpoint by a man.
About 30 minutes earlier, police believe the same suspect was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to steal a vehicle from a Petro Canada on Royal Windsor Drive.
The woman’s stolen vehicle was seen by police travelling through the Dundas Street and Winston Churchill in Oakville. Police said they successfully used a tire deflation device.
Halton police, along with Peel Regional Police, found the woman’s car abandoned in a small commercial parking lot near Dundas Street and Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga, according to police, who allege the suspect had also attempted to steal a third and fourth car.
The suspect was then arrested by Peel police after a short standoff in the area, investigators said.
“An Air Soft pistol with an exact resemblance to a Remington 1911 pistol” was used in the carjacking was recovered by officers searching the area, police say.
The man has been identified as 21-year-old Caleb Beach, of no fixed address, and is facing a long list of charges. A few charges include robbery, attempted theft of motor vehicle, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, and failure to comply with probation, police say.
Police said one victim suffered a small laceration to the face from their interaction with the suspect. No other injuries were reported, and investigators said there are no current public safety concerns.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747, ext. 2285.
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