Crime

Woman tosses crystal meth while fleeing in stolen car

The 22-year-old woman was arrested.

A 22-year-old woman tossed a bag of crystal methamphetamine from a passenger window while fleeing police in a stolen car.

A file photo of a white 2008 Honda Pilot from Car and Driver.

Two pursuits were called off for public safety concerns as the woman accelerated away from officers on April 28, Guelph Police said in a release as the suspect appears before court on Monday.

It was early on Tuesday morning last week when the suspect stole a white 2008 Honda Pilot near the intersection of Candlewood Drive and Paisley Road while the owner was inside getting ready.

Just over an hour later at 7:39 a.m., an officer saw the Honda at the northeast plaza on Speedvale Avenue East that features FreshCo and Tim Hortons.

The officer tried to pull the vehicle over but the suspect fled “at a high rate speed”, running stop signs. While driving away, she tossed a bag out of a window containing 17 grams of crystal meth.

It was just 14 minutes later at Eramosa Road and Victoria Road North when the suspect ran a red light and another stop sign to flee from a different officer, who gave up the chase for the sake of public safety.

Police found the Honda Pilot outside a house near the intersection of Auden Road and Eastview Road which led to the woman’s eventual arrest at 2:09 a.m. on May 1.

The 22-year-old woman was charged with flight from police, possession of stolen property worth over $5,000, dangerous driving, driving without a licence, breach of probation, position for the purpose of trafficking and having an illegal drug.

Just over an hour after the women’s arrest, a Toyota Matrix parked outside the same residence that Honda was stolen from was taken.

The next day at 6 a.m., officers found the unoccupied Matrix parked in the parking lot of a residential complex located near the intersection of Silvercreek Parkway North and Paisley Road.

Anyone with any information on the two thefts is asked to contact Constable Bakir Medencevic at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7235, email him at bmedencevic@guelphpolice.ca or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.

(Reporting by Eli Ridder)