Further charges laid in relation to stolen truck and shotgunWednesday, October 23, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
A 28-year-old man was arrested by OPP officers in Thessalon in relation to offences committed in Sault Ste Marie on October 21.
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 21.
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 $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a weapon in a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and five 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 two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of theft under $5,000, 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 $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.
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
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jojoe71 10/23/2013 9:19:27 AM Report
The plot thickens.....tell me more :)
Slim Shady 10/23/2013 11:45:27 AM Report
Now stealing a man's unicycle..,.. that's just ignorant! THEY HAVE CROSSED THE LINE!
soowat 10/23/2013 12:02:59 PM Report
Stealing a unicycle causes me to think they"wheely" crossed the line
Too much! 10/24/2013 12:43:10 AM Report
With ya Slim...NOT the unicycle!!