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Traffic stop leads to vehicle theft charges for Lindsay, Ont. man

A Lindsay man has been charged with vehicle theft, among other offences.
A Lindsay man has been charged with vehicle theft, among other offences. Global News file

A Lindsay man is facing theft charges following a traffic stop by police early Saturday.

According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 2:30 a.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Kent Street West observed a vehicle driving erratically.

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Police say the officer conducted a traffic stop and determined the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Nathan Ian Richards, 20, of Lindsay was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and failure to comply with the conditions of his probation order.

He was released and will appear in court in Lindsay on Aug. 20.

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