Police cruiser involved in collision with stolen vehicle

Provided by Essex County OPP.

Two people are in custody after a collision involving a stolen vehicle and a police cruiser.

Around 10 a.m., an OPP officer saw a stolen grey pickup truck near Comber and Lakeshore. The officer tried to stop the truck but the driver sped off. There was a short pursuit but it was stopped in the interest of public safety.

Police later set up a roadblock at the intersection of County Road 27 and County Road 8. The truck collided with a police cruiser and the driver and a passenger in the vehicle ran away. Several OPP officers and the K-9 unit converged on the scene and took a man and a woman into custody.

The officer in the involved cruiser was not injured.