Durham Regional Police intercept and arrest a 24-year-old male who fled from and almost struck a Cobourg Police Officer

Air1 assisted in the arrest of a 24-year-old male who fled from police in Ajax.  

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, at approximately 1:45 a.m., DRPS received information from the Cobourg Police Service that a suspect operating a Porsche SUV fled from a traffic stop in the Town of Cobourg, almost striking the investigating officer.

Members of Central East Division located the suspect vehicle on Labrador Drive in Oshawa and when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it failed to stop for police and fled at a high rate of speed. Air1 was able to locate vehicle and followed it into Ajax. The suspect vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed before striking a cement barrier and rolling onto a residential property on Range Road and Hoile Drive. 

The driver was arrested and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Isaac STAFFORD, age 24, of Ajax is charged with: Fail to Stop for Police x2; Dangerous Operation x2; Obstruct Peace Officer; Fail to Comply with Release Order x4; Speeding/Stunt; Fail To Properly Wear Seat Belt and Unlawfully Possess Schedule I Substance (Oxycodone).

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Fyfe of Central Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2404.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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