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Suspects arrested in connection with stolen vehicles, diesel fuel

In December 2018, as a result of a joint investigation with the “Service de police de la Ville de Montréal” (SPVM), the Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with members of the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a residence of La Grande-Montée Road in the East Hawkesbury Township.

The search resulted in the recovery of four stolen motor vehicles, including a 24-foot cargo truck containing more than 8,500 liters of diesel fuel, stored in 1,000 liters plastic reservoirs. A large quantity of shop tools and related equipment was also recovered from the residence, allowing investigators to resolve several recent break & enter and theft investigations that occurred within the Hawkesbury jurisdiction and the Montreal surrounding areas.

On January 24, 2019, as a result of the investigation, a 53-year-old East Hawkesbury man was arrested by the Hawkesbury OPP.

On January 30, 2019, the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit made a second arrest of a 34-year-old East Hawkesbury man, on an outstanding warrant. They were both charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada (5 counts)
  • Break, Enter a place – commit indictable offence (4 counts)
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle (4 counts)
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Mischief Under $ 5,000

Both were detained for a Bail Hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal. They were then released on a Recognizance of bail.


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Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

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Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!
Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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