Inspector Ray St. Pierre says a Verner resident was surprised to see that his vehicle had been stolen considering where he had parked it.

West Nipissing Police are investigating the theft of that motor vehicle sometime last week. St. Pierre says that vehicle was subsequently involved in a motor vehicle collision.

The owner reported that the vehicle had been taken from his driveway.

The thief even had to move the owner’s utility trailer out of the way to remove the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this occurrence is asked to contact the West Nipissing Police Service at 705-753-1234. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact the Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus the tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at