Police Briefs – May 15, 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police says it has arrested and charged a Hamilton man in connection with an armed robbery at the Petro Canada Gas Bar in Comber last week.

Around 4am May 10, a man walked into the gas bar in the 7000-block of Industrial Dr. and demanded money from the attendant. He fled in a black vehicle with a small amount of cash.

The attendant was not hurt.

An Amherstburg Police officer spotted the suspect and attempted to make the arrest, but the man drove off in his vehicle almost hitting the officer. The arrest was made about 15 km away.

The 32-year-old man now faces two charges in connection with the incident in Comber; robbery with a weapon and disguise with intent to commit the indictable offence of robbery. As for the near miss involving the officer from Amherstburg, he faces dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police charges, along with some traffic offences.

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A 22-year-old is charged after crashing a car into a utility pole on Ouellette Pl. at Dougall Ave. in Windsor.

The Windsor Police Service says the incident happened around 1:40am, Sunday.

Investigators found out that people in the area had heard engines revving around that time, as if some people were racing cars.

It turns out three vehicles were driving in tandem, southbound on Ouellette Pl. Police say the first vehicle lost control and smashed into a pole.

The Windsor man, who now faces a dangerous driving charge, was treated in hospital for minor injuries.