Two charged after rolling stolen car

The Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges against two residents of the Municipality of Dysart et al who allegedly stole a vehicle and rolled it over on Essonville Line in the Municipality of Highlands East yesterday (Feb. 1).

Shortly before 8 a.m., members of the OPP, the Haliburton County Paramedic Services (EMS) and the Highlands East Fire Department, responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Essonville Line in Highlands East. Both occupants of the vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival. The involved motor vehicle has been reported stolen from the Greater Toronto Area.

The OPP’s emergency response team and their canine unit assisted in the search for the two people. Both the driver and passenger were located and transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the investigation, a 31-year-old resident of Dysart et al, who was the driver was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Fail to remain
  • Fail to report accident

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden, on April 6, 2022.

The passenger was also arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Possession break-in instruments
  • Failure to comply with release order
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to prohibition order

The accused is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay, on Feb. 2, 2022.

Haliburton Highlands OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist with this investigation to call 1-888-310-1122 or 705-286-1431. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.

Submitted by the OPP