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Injured driver of stolen vehicle involved in Davis Drive crash remains at large (Update)

A female passenger who suffered minor injuries faces charges, including possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000 and possession of cocaine
Emergency personnel speak to the trapped passenger on March 11. Greg King for Newmarket Today

Update: March 13 at 3 p.m.

The driver of a stolen vehicle remains at large two days after a single-vehicle rollover collision in which a passenger was extricated by Central York Fire Services, York police Const. Laura Nicolle said.

York police believe the driver and passenger stole perfume from a Richmond Hill drug store sometime before the March 11 Davis Drive crash.

The investigation and search for the driver continues.

The passenger, Sheena Jobin, 34, of Richmond Hill, is charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000, and possession of cocaine.

Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police District #1 Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141.

Original story

The injured driver of a stolen vehicle involved in a rollover collision that shut down Davis Drive at Lorne Avenue for several hours March 11 remains at large, York police say.

A female passenger who suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital after being extracted from the blue, 2009 Honda Civic by firefighters has now been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, York Const. Laura Nicolle said.

The late-model civic was reported stolen from Newmarket about 10 a.m. on March 10 and has been identified by police as being involved in other crimes prior to the collision, Nicolle said.

York police continue to conduct an extensive search for the driver, who is described as an adult Caucasian male with a slim build, about six-feet tall, and possibly wearing light-coloured jeans and a grey jacket at the time of the crash. Police believe he is suffering injuries to his arm and shoulder and had blood on his face.

A witness to the March 11 single-vehicle rollover collision, who stopped his vehicle to help the driver who was crawling out of the driver’s-side window, said the man ran off behind the strip mall at Davis and Niagara Street when emergency personnel arrived.

York police called in the canine unit during yesterday’s search.

The investigation is ongoing as York police continue to search for the driver.

Any witnesses to the accident, or who may have seen the vehicle beforehand, are asked to contact York police at 1-866-876-5423.


Kim Champion

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