Grey County OPP have arrested a wanted male after an officer on patrol spotted a stolen vehicle and on Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the officer was on 7th Line in Melancthon Township shortly before 1 p.m. when he noticed a red Ford Expplorer that had been reported stolen.

The driver ignored the cruiser's emergency lights and pulled into a driveway where he stopped the vehicle and fled into a wooded area.

The West Region emergency responce and K9 teams were called in to assist and the male was located in a barn on a Grey Road 9 property.

As a result, 33-year-old Kevin Barbosa of Melanchton Township is facing charges including:

  • flight from police
  • drive while disqualified
  • possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • two counts of possess a controlled substance
  • fail to comply with probation

He was held in custody pending the results of a show cause hearing scheduled for Friday.