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OPP Recover Stolen Goods in Zorra Township

Two people have been arrested and policed recovered a number of stolen goods after a bizarre incident in Zorra Township.

ZORRA TOWNSHIP - Oxford OPP have arrested two people and recovered some stolen property after a stolen vehicle slammed into the ditch in Zorra Township. 

An officer was on patrol when he witnessed the car enter the ditch on the 35th Line at Perth-Oxford Road on Tuesday afternoon. The two men inside the vehicle fled the scene on foot and police had to call in the OPP Canine unit and the Emergency Response Team to help track them down. 

One of the men was arrested a short distance from the crash, while the other suspect managed to escape. OPP then went to the home of the registered owner of the car in the crash. While at the home on the 35th line, police found stolen property and arrested a woman at the scene. The recovered property was some firefighter bunker gear that was stolen from the City of Guelph. 

This led police to execute a search warrant at the home on the 35th line and they found more stolen goods. Police recovered two stolen cheque books that had been taken during two separate home break ins in Scarborough and Rockwood. 

Police also found more stolen property in the vehicle involved in the crash. They include a point of sale handheld device, bolt cutters, hammers, and a set of master keys used by locksmiths, power tools, cell phones and jewellery.

25 year old Ashley Sousa of Zorra Township has been arrested and charged with 4 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. 

32 year old Marcel Laprade was also arrested and charged with 4 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and possession of break in instruments. 
Both were held for bail hearings to answer to the charges and an investigation is ongoing.

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