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June 26, 2024

Arrest made of Grey Highlands man after multi-county property thefts valued at $600,000

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One Grey Highlands man is facing a number of charges following a $600,000 worth of stolen property recovered after investigation that spanned multiple counties.

On June 17, 2024, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), with the assistance of the Halton Regional Police, arrested one person following an ongoing investigation.

On June 18, 2024, Huron-Perth CSCU executed a searc h warrant at a storage location in the Municipality of West Perth, where stolen property was recovered.

On June 19, 2024, Huron-Perth CSCU, with the assistance of the Perth County OPP Major Crimes Unit and the Grey-Bruce CSCU, another search warrant was executed at a rural property on Highway 10 in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

Property that had been stolen from multiple jurisdictions was recovered during the search warrants. Stolen from Perth County was: a New Holland Skid Steer, Somero concrete laser levelling screed, Pace enclosed trailer, Skidoo MXZ snowmobile, and various tools. Stolen from Bruce was a Can Am four-wheeler. Stolen from Huron was a Ford F150, Ford 450, Bobcat stand-on mini loader, and a Tow Tec enclosed trailer. Stolen from Oxford County was a Rockwood Mini Lite travel trailer. Stolen from Middlesex was a GMC Duramax truck. Additionally, a dual axle dump trailer, an enclosed dual axle trailer, flatbed dual axle trailer, two generators, a shot gun and SKS rifle, along with ammunition and two modified magazines were recovered.

The total estimated value of the recovered stolen property is approximately $600,000.

In Perth County, a 32-year-old man of Grey Highlands, has been charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 (three counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (three counts)
  • Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code (three counts)
  • Fraudulent Concealment

In Grey County, the accused was also charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm (two counts)
  • Possession of a prohibited device (modified magazines) (two counts)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm (two counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 (seven counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 (nine counts)
  • Altering/Removing/Destroying Vehicle Identification Number (three counts)

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have rented equipment from Dark Diamond Construction, or who may have information that can assist with this investigation are encouraged to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


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