According to Niagara Regional Police, on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 1:10 a.m. members of the Special Enforcement Unit were conducting a R.I.D.E. spot check on Ontario St. at the QEW overpass in St. Catharines.
A male driver entered the R.I.D.E travelling northbound and initially stopped for the officers. The male was unable to provide his drivers licence and verbally identified himself. As the officer walked to his cruiser to confirm the males identity, the male fled the R.I.D.E at a high rate of speed. Members of the Special Enforcement unit pursued the male and after a short pursuit the male bailed from the truck. After a short foot pursuit he was apprehended.
Investigation revealed that the pickup truck had been stolen from north St. Catharines three (3) days earlier and the male was wanted on possession of stolen property offences.
Nicholas Olsen, 31, of St. Catharines, was held for bail on his outstanding warrants and is further charged with:
- 1. Obstruct police
- 2. Flight from police
- 3. Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- 4. Possession of a narcotic – Heroin
- 5. Drive while disqualified.