RCMP statement on plane crash

MILTON, ON, Aug. 19. 2016 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), York Regional Police (YRP) and Peterborough Police Service (PPS) have been working together to investigate the plane crash that occurred in Peterborough on August 12, 2016 after the plane was stolen from a Markham Airport.

As Canadian airspace incidents involve federal authorities in the investigation, PPS contacted the Ontario RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) during their initial investigation as did YRP during their investigation.

INSET has followed up on the information provided by both police services and we have no information to indicate there is a link with national security. The investigation has not revealed the motive for the theft and all indications are that the young man acted alone. 

"It is very common for the RCMP to work with other police agencies on investigations.  Law enforcement partnerships are essential in order to maintain the safety of our communities" said Superintendent Lise Crouch, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer, National Security.

The RCMP have no further details to provide on this investigation. Please contact YRP or PPS for more details of their respective investigations.

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SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For media inquiries contact: Sgt Penny HERMANN, RCMP Media Relations RCMP "O" Division, 905-876-9571; Lauren Gilchrist, Peterborough Police Service, 705-876-1122 ext. 217; Media Relations, York Regional Police, 1-866-876-5423 ext. 2664


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