Snowmobile chase near Seeley’s Bay

SEELEY’S BAY – The recent snow not only has snowmobile enthusiasts excited but snowmobile thieves are on the prowl.

Leeds County O.P.P. say they received a report Sunday of a 1999 Arctic Cat sled, stolen from a yard on Big Hill Road, south of Seeley’s Bay.

Police later spotted the machine near Bay Street and Highway 15 and tried to stop the driver but he sped off across a field.

After officers combed the area, he was found hiding in the trunk of another vehicle.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with flight from police, dangerous driving, operating a vehicle while prohibited and possession of stolen property. He is also facing Highway Traffic Act charges of driving while under suspension and being in a vehicle in a place without a seat belt.

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