Police seeking suspect after officer dragged by stolen vehicle

A London police officer was uninjured after being dragged by a stolen vehicle over the weekend.

Around 11 a.m. Sunday officers were investigating a stolen vehicle report and found the car in a parking lot on Wavell Street.

When officers approached the vehicle a woman fled on a foot and the man driving reversed into an unmarked cruiser. The car then mounted the curb and briefly dragged an officer who was able to release himself unharmed.

Police have yet to locate the man but arrested the female passenger.

The 21-year-old London woman was charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

A 36-year-old London man has charged through a warrant with:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Three counts of fail to comply with recognizance
  • Fail to stop for police
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

The police cruiser sustained about $4,000 in damage.