Greater Sudbury Police were called to an Old Falconbridge Road business around 10:40 p.m. March 8, where company security guards spotted a man in one of their vehicles.
The company has been the victim of a number of thefts already this week.
When police arrived, the suspect attempted to make a getaway in the company vehicle. He drove directly toward a uniformed officer, who was forced to draw his firearm. The officer did not shoot, but struck the barrel of his gun against the window as the stolen vehicle went by. No damage occurred, however, the vehicle continued to drive past the officer. A short distance later, he drove through a fence and hit a snowbank. Officers arrested the 31-year-old man for break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample.
The Break, Enter and Robbery Unit is continuing its investigation of theft at the company.
The man arrested was held in police custody pending a bail hearing.