Haldimand OPP threw the book at an 18-year-old man following a stolen vehicle and flight from police on Concession 2 Road, Cayuga, Saturday morning.

Officers located the stolen vehicle east bound on Haldimand Road 17 and attempted to block it, when it struck a cruiser, turned around and travelled west bound on Haldimand Road 17.

A tire deflation device was deployed, disabling the vehicle on Thorburn Street in Cayuga, north of Talbot Street. A witness reported the driver had fled the area on foot.

Officers located the man and placed him under arrest. Further investigation determined he was linked to several thefts from motor vehicles in the area overnight.

OPP has charged 18-year-old Devan Hill of Stoney Creek with: flight from Peace Officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, theft over $5,000, three counts of theft under $5,000, two counts of failing to comply with a sentence, five counts of trespassing at night, fail to stop after accident, fail to remain, driving a motor vehicle with no driver’s licence, mischief.

He was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga, Haldimand County.