Suspect found in trunk

A 25-year-old Alex Ubdegrove of Athens was found hiding in the trunk of a vehicle. He was arrested and faces multiple charges in connection with the theft of a snowmobile in Seeley’s Bay such as possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, operation while prohibited, dangerous operation and flight from police.

A black 1999 Arctic Cat was reported stolen from a yard on Big Hill Road on Friday morning, according to Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police.

While officers continued their investigation that night, the snowmobile was observed in the area of Bay Street and Highway 15. Police attempted a traffic stop; the vehicle took off through a field at a high speed, police said.

There are also Highway Traffic Act charges of driving while under suspension and passenger failing to occupy a position with a seatbelt.