On Jun. 24 around 2:41 a.m., a Sarnia police officer patrolling in the area of Stockwell and Devine noticed a Ford Taurus being driven without its headlights. He also noted the driver was a young male and that there was a dealer plate hanging over and obscuring the issued license plate.
Once on Devine St. the officer turned on the emergency lights and siren to signal the driver to pull over. The driver ignored the officer and continued east on Devine Street.
Once at Indian Road the driver of the Taurus turned south onto Indian Road and accelerated slightly making no attempt to stop.
The driver turned east onto Confederation and accelerated again.
Police said that as the Taurus crossed over Murphy Road the driver accelerated dramatically and in the interest of public safety the pursuit was discontinued.
Police found the Taurus a short time later abandoned on the front lawn of a home in the 1800-block of Confederation Street.
Further investigation revealed that a business located in the 700-block of Confederation had been broken into. Once inside the suspect removed the keys to the Taurus and the dealer plate then stole the car from the compound.
Anyone with information regarding the Break and Enter and Theft of the Ford Taurus is asked to call Sarnia Police at 519-344-8861.