Chopper video shows suspect being chased, arrested after theft at Ajax construction site

Durham Regional Police have released a new video taken from the force’s Air1 helicopter, which appears to show a theft suspect being chased and arrested in Ajax, Ont.

Police said on Thursday at around 12:57 a.m., officers received a report of a theft at a construction site on Bayly Street East.

Police said officers located a female suspect and a pickup truck that allegedly contained stolen wood from the construction site.

According to police, two male suspects fled on foot.

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Officers said the force’s Air1 helicopter located one of the male suspects attempting to hide in residential backyards on Whitefoot Crescent.

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“With assistance of the K-9 Unit, the suspect was taken into custody,” officers said in a press release. “Police continue to look for a third suspect.”

Police said 22-year-old Dana Booth from Oshawa has been charged with theft under $5,000.

Officers have also charged 35-year-old Keith Patterson from Toronto with theft under $5,000, obstructing a peace officer and trespassing at night.

According to police, both the accused were released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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