AI & Spike Belt Used to Nab One From China Attempting To Flee



(ARCHIPELAGO, ON) – The West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged one person with multiple offences after a traffic stop on Highway 69 in Archipelago Township.

On April 6, 2024, just before 1:00 p.m. officers conducting general patrol on Highway 69 received an alert from the Automatic Licence Plate Reader (ALPR) regarding a stolen vehicle. Officers confirmed the vehicle was stolen from York Region and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for police and officers deployed a Tire Deflation Device also known as a spike belt to safely bring the vehicle to a stop.  

As a result of the investigation Pu ZHANG 32-year-old from China was arrested and charged with: 

Possession of property obtained by crime

Flight from a peace officer

Drive motor vehicle – no licence

The accused was held for bail and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on April 10, 2024.