Three people charged in catalytic converters thefts

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Ontario Provincial Police in Collingwood and Blue Mountain have arrested three youths in connection with the theft of catalytic converters at a local car dealership.

Early Tuesday, officers went to a Collingwood car dealership to investigate a complaint about a suspicious person.

When officers arrived, police say the suspects attempted to flee in their vehicle and struck two police cruisers.

Both cruisers were damaged, causing one to not be drivable.

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Police were able to arrest the youths, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The three accused have been charged with a total of 13 Criminal Code offences, including theft under $5,000, wearing a disguise with Intent to commit an indictable offence, and flight from police.

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The accused will be scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on future dates.

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