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August 23, 2013 permalink
Five teenagers ran away from a group home, stole a car and crashed it in Pickering Ontario. The oldest, driver Brandon Haring-Macdow, has been charged.
Joyride ends in Pickering crash
Two teens injured after stolen car rolls over
PICKERING -- Police are still searching for one girl after a group of runaways crashed a stolen car in Pickering.
Two teenage girls are being treated for serious injuries after the crash, while three others fled from the scene of the accident.
The incident began just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, when a group of one male and five female teenagers, ranging in ages from 14 to 18, pulled into the parking lot at Hwy. 401 and Thickson Road in Whitby. The group, which included five youths who had run away from group homes, had been riding in a stolen SUV throughout the night, police said. One of the girls was assaulted and forced out of the vehicle in the parking lot, and she called police from a nearby store.
Around 11 a.m., the vehicle was seen speeding on Kinsale Road in Pickering. The 18-year-old male driver lost control of the car on the gravel road, causing it to roll over, police said.
A 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl found at the scene were taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. One was later transported to a Toronto-area hospital for further treatment.
The remaining occupants of the vehicle, including the man and two 14-year-old girls, fled the scene. Officers searched for the teens with a K-9 team, but later learned they had hitchhiked to the Ajax GO station. Police attended the station and delayed some westbound trains but were unable to find them.
On Wednesday, Aug. 21 officers found and arrested an 18-year-old man believed to be the driver, and a 14-year-old girls being sought was arrested when she went to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Police are still searching for one 14-year-old girl from Orangeville.
Brandon Haring-Macdow, 18, of no fixed address, was charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft and driving without a license.
A 14-year-old girl from Toronto and 14- and 15-year-old girls from Alliston are also facing charges.
Anyone with any new information is asked to contact Det. Groat of West Division CIB at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2542.
Anonymous tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.
Source: Metroland / Durham Region