West Grey police charged a 36-year-old man of no fixed address with a number of crimes after officers were called to investigate a stolen snowmobile.
Police were called Monday near midnight to Albert Street in Durham regarding a stolen snowmobile, which they found abandoned on Grey Road 4, a West Grey Police Service news release said Tuesday.
The suspect fled on foot through a field, officers followed then they were called to a break-in in progress on Grey Road 4, where the suspected was trying to steal a vehicle, police said.
Police arrived, the suspected ran back into a field but officers located him after a lengthy foot pursuit and arrested him without incident.
Police charged Matthew Charleton, 36, with theft over $5,000, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, break and enter, theft under $5,000, trespass at night, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.
The suspect was also wanted by West Grey police for assault cause bodily harm stemming from an incident in November 2020 and by Hanover Police Service in connection with other crimes.
West Grey Police Service is continuing the investigation and looking into who may have abetted their suspect, who is in custody and waiting for a bail hearing.