September 10, 2019 1:50 pm

36-year-old man charged following police foot chase in Springwater: OPP

OPP charged the man after officers reportedly engaged in a foot chase with the suspect.

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A 36-year-old Orillia man has been charged with vehicle theft after OPP say officers chased him on foot through several farm fields in Springwater, Ont., on Sunday.

Police say they received a call from a resident about a suspicious person in their neighbourhood on Flos Road 4, east of Highway 27, between the east and west entrances of Marni Lane.

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After arriving at the scene, police say they saw a man in a vehicle.

When he was approached by officers, police allege the suspect fled on foot, which started a foot chase through several farm fields.

The man was found at 2:15 p.m., OPP say, and an investigation reportedly found that he was wanted on several outstanding warrants and that the vehicle was stolen, according to police.

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Joel Nash was subsequently charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, police say.

Nash was held for a bail hearing.

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