BURLINGTON – Two adults in their twenties were arrested this week following a crime spree and dangerous driving rampage earlier this month through Burlington and onto Six Nations of the Grand River territory.
Alannah Maracle, 21, of Ohsweken was arrested in Brampton by Peel Regional Police. She has been charged with eight offences, including failure to stop at the scene of an accident, theft of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fleeing from a police pursuit.
Maracle’s partner for the incident in Burlington, Lorne General, 28, of Brantford, was arrested by the Six Nations Police on May 21.
Six Nations Police released a statement on the arrests and said, “Working with members of Project SHUTDOWN, police located Mr. General at a residence on 4th Line Road. Mr. General was taken into custody without incident. He was held for a formal Bail hearing. Mr. General’s arrest puts an end to an ongoing rash of criminal activity he was involved with that included stolen vehicles and evading attempts by police to stop him. Six Nations, Brantford, Peel and Halton have been investigating incidents involving Mr. General.”
General has been charged with 22 offences, including carrying a concealed weapon, flight while being pursued by a police officer, assault with a weapon, assault, uttering threats, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, mischief over $5000, failure to comply with probation and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Six Nations Police also confirmed that General and Maracle were involved in the crash on Chiefswood Road earlier this month. In a statement SNP said, “During that incident Ms. Maracle accelerated away from police and collided with a vehicle on Chiefswood Road and 6th Line Road. Ms. Maracle escaped by driving away as officers stopped to attend to the occupant of the vehicle she struck. Over the course of the criminal activity Mr. General and Ms. Maracle were involved in, through a number of jurisdictions, they demonstrated a blatant disregard for the lives and safety of others using the streets and roadways.”
Peel Police were seeking the pair after they broke into a home in Burlington. The accused fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, which resulted in a police pursuit and motor vehicle collisions.
The two are now being held in police custody.