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Three people arrested in 'ongoing' investigation in Alliston

Incident began when officers attempted to pull over a vehicle around 3 a.m.; driver failed to stop and fled from police
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The OPP says three people are now in custody, but it is releasing few other details related to a heavy police presence in an area of Alliston Tuesday.

Nottawasaga OPP remained on scene in the Kidd Crescent and John W Taylor Avenue area for several hours Feb. 27, due to what they've described as an "ongoing investigation." The incident began when officers attempted to pull over a vehicle around 3 a.m. The driver failed to stop and fled from police.

In the interest of public safety, officers did not pursue the vehicle. However, they were able to locate it a short time later.

As a result, three people were taken into custody and a stolen vehicle was recovered.

“Investigators do not consider this to be a random incident,” Sgt. Terri-Ann Pencarinha said in a news release. “Local residents will continue to see an increased police presence in the area. The OPP reminds all members of the public to be aware of their surroundings and personal safety at all times and to call the police to report any suspicious activity.” 

More information will be communicated as it becomes available. However, the incident had not been resolved as of noon Tuesday, and the detachment’s Major Crime Unit considers the investigation to be ongoing, police confirm.

This morning, the Simcoe County District School Board noted in a social-media post that the day would go on as normal at nearby Boyne River Public School and Upper Canada Child Care.

“Nottawasaga OPP are investigating a situation in the community; however, they have confirmed that it is safe for the school day to proceed as scheduled,” the board said. 

OPP were also called to Kidd Crescent for a shooting on Thursday, Feb. 22 that left one person in stable condition. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries following a shooting involving three male suspects who were wearing dark clothing and masks. They were last seen leaving the area in a white Toyota Camry, police said at the time. 

It's unclear whether today's police presence and the shooting investigation are linked.

Anyone with information regarding Tuesday's incident is asked to contact Nottawasaga OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

Chris Simon

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