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Further charges laid in relation to stolen truck

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
October 23rd, 2013 at 8:31am | Last Updated at 8:34am



A 28 year old man was arrested by OPP officers in Thessalon in relation to offences committed in Sault Ste Marie on October 21st.

It is alleged that Mark Vasey of 44 Francis Street in Thessalon stole a 2003 pickup truck containing a shotgun from a residence in the 500 block of Douglas Street in Sault Ste Marie in the early morning hours of October 21st.

Further investigation by City Police determined that the residence had also been broken into allowing Vasey to acquire the keys to the stolen truck.

While still investigating this, the OPP contacted the City Police to advise they had located the stolen truck and shotgun in Thessalon as well as the accused.

City Police officers then travelled to Thessalon to return Mr.Vasey back to Sault Ste Marie.

He was charged with Break and Enter, theft over and under $5000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a weapon in a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and 5 counts of breaching various conditions of his recognizance.

He will be appearing in Bail Court later today
Further investigation has lead to the arrest of a passenger in the above vehicle.

24 year old Michael Rhodes of 169 Goetz Street has been arrested for 2 counts of possession of stolen property under $5000, one count of possession of stolen property over $5000, two counts of theft under $5000, several firearms charges related to the stolen firearm, and breaches of probation.

In addition it is alleged that both accused persons broke into a residence in the 700 block of Wellington Street East and stole a television, unicycle, alcohol and old coins.

Both accused are charged with break and enter theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000.

Both will be making appearances in bail court this morning.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637. Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help.

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