Three youth charged after car flees traffic stop: OPP 


Three youth face charges after police said a car fled a traffic stop in Petawawa and led officers on a chase around town that ended in their arrests. 

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP said officers tried to pull over a speeding vehicle on Highway 17 in Petawawa around 1:30 p.m. last Friday before it fled onto Black Bay Road at a high-rate of speed. Police said they called off the chase for safety reasons but the vehicle was later found abandoned on Summers Road. 

Officers with the help of a canine unit help track the three occupants of the vehicle to a nearby residence where two 17-year-olds from Petawawa and one 15-year-old from Laurentian Valley Township were arrested. 

All three are charged with break and enter and possession of property obtained by crime under $5000. 

The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle was also charged with six traffic offences including speeding, failing to stop for police, driving a car with plates and operating a vehicle without insurance. 

All three youth will appear in court on Feb. 25.