Neighbour’s vigilance nets four arrests in Kanata car thefts

Ottawa Police frontline patrol officers intercepted a suspicious vehicle in Kanata, leading to the arrest of three men and a young offender from Montreal and Laval for vehicle theft. On March 22nd at approximately 3:30am, an attentive neighbour called the Ottawa Police Service when he noticed a man trying to break into his neighbour’s Toyota Highlander.

One of the responding officers noticed a matching vehicle driving away from the initial call location and attempted to intercept it. The driver refused to stop, and a short pursuit was initiated.

At one point, the driver came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the roadway and fled on foot. Frontline officers assisted by K9 established containment and searched the area.

They later intercepted a second suspicious vehicle and found the theft suspect in the back hatch. All other occupants were subsequently arrested without incident.

West Criminals Investigators have charged Ala Zadi, 23 years old and Christopher Resolus, 21 years old both from Laval, Quebec and Marc-Henri Nimy Bazinga Ngimbi, 18 years old and a young offender, both from Montreal, Quebec with:

  • Theft of motor vehicle
  • Conspiracy to commit and indictable offence
  • Prowling at night
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Mischief tampering with computer data
  • Possession of an auto master-key
  • Possession of a device to obtain computer service
  • Possession of break and enter tools

Resolus was further charged with fleeing from Police. Zadi, Resolus and Nimy Bazinga Ngimbi were scheduled for a court appearance on March 23rd. The young offender was released by undertaking with conditions.

Investigators would like to remind residents to take precaution in order to protect their vehicle.

Any Lexus/Toyota SUV owners that notice new or fresh damage to the driver’s side door handle or observe someone taking photos of their dashboard Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), are asked to report it to the Ottawa Police Service.


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