Gas theft suspects arrested, charged

In this Feb. 3, 2016 image from security camera footage, Grenville County O.P.P. are seeking this man in connection to the theft of gas from stations in Kemptville and Prescott. (O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)

PRESCOTT – Grenville County O.P.P. say a man and woman, accused of stealing gas from a pair of gas stations and hitting a cop car and officer while eluding authorities, have been arrested.

Police announced Friday morning they had taken James Rush, 30, of North Grenville and Treasure Langevin, 19, of Augusta Township into custody.

Rush is facing five counts of theft, two counts of fraud, and one count each of possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, assaulting a police officer with a weapon and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

Langevin is charged with three counts of theft, six counts of failing to comply with court orders and a single count of possession of property obtained by crime.

Both were picked up yesterday (Feb. 4) at a home in North Grenville.

The duo are in custody pending a bail hearing.

Two gas stations – one in Kemptville and the Esso in Prescott – were the victims of gas thieves in the past week.

A police cruiser and an officer were hit when the driver of the vehicle wanted in the thefts tried to elude authorities in Prescott on Tuesday night (Feb. 2).

The officer was hurt slightly while the cruiser sustained some damage.

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