In a commendable display of quick action, the Halton Regional Police Service has successfully arrested four suspects in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation in Oakville. The suspects were arrested after their alleged involvement in an audacious attempt to steal a blue Dodge Ram from the South Oakville Chrysler dealership at 174 Waycroft Road in Oakville.
In the early morning of September 12, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to reports from vigilant witnesses who observed a group of suspects attempting to steal a blue Dodge Ram. It was later discovered that the suspects arrived at the scene in a black Dodge Ram, which had been reported stolen out of Mississauga the day before.
In their courageous pursuit of justice, responding officers noticed a black Ram nearby and immediately initiated a traffic stop. Despite the officers’ instructions, the driver of the stolen car chose to evade arrest and quickly moved away from the scene. A high-speed chase ensued until the fleeing truck tragically lost control and crashed into a guardrail on the westbound QEW near Bronte Road, as reported yesterday – A pickup truck evaded police and crashed into a guardrail at QEW.
As a result of the collision, the police were immediately able to arrest the occupants of the stolen car. These individuals were identified as Ashish Sharma (31 years old) from Mississauga, Jennifer Singh (30 years old) from Toronto, and Rajpal Sran (37 years old) of no fixed address, and they were immediately detained for further investigation. The three suspects were also transported to a local hospital after sustaining minor injuries during the incident.
After conducting a thorough investigation, the Halton Regional Police Service laid several charges against the initial three suspects. These charges include theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime (more than or less than $5,000), possession of a master key, possession of break-in tools, and flight from police.
Notably, Jennifer Singh also faces additional charges of dangerous operation, assault with intent to resist arrest, and possession of a Schedule I substance (heroin). Furthermore, she was accused of failing to comply with release orders and undertakings, highlighting the seriousness of her alleged crimes.
In an unexpected development, additional intelligence information led authorities to discover the presence of another suspect inside the Chrysler dealership. Himanshu Yadav (25) of Etobicoke was located and arrested on the spot. Yadav was charged with the same crimes as the three original suspects, including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a master key, possession of break-in tools, and assault with intent to resist arrest.
Any individuals who may possess information relevant to this ongoing investigation are urged to contact the 2nd District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers via their hotline at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through their website www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Remember, your information may be crucial to ensuring justice prevails and protecting our community from further criminal activity.