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$30,000 worth of drilling equipment stolen from cube van

East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the theft of $30,000 worth of drilling equipment from a cube van in Wells Township.

At some time between noon on Friday, Aug. 5 and 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, someone cut the padlock from the door of the cube van and unloaded the equipment.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the East Algoma OPP at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or report online at

The full OPP press release and a list of missing items is included below.

On August 8, 2022, members from the East Algoma Thessalon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a drilling equipment theft from a cube van that was parked at MacCallum Road and Highway 129 in Wells Township. (Approximately 18 kilometres north of the Town of Thessalon).

Investigation determined sometime between 12:00 p.m. on Friday August 5, 2022, and 8:00 a.m. on Monday August 8, 2022, the culprit(s) cut off a padlock from the secured roll up door of the cube van gaining access to steal items from inside the cube van. (Photos attached)

Items stolen were:

  • Two Husqvarna Concrete Core Drills
  • Husqvarna Power Pack Drill
  • Husqvarna Stand
  • Hilti Drill model 500
  • Hilti Drill model 300
  • Diamond Drill Core Bits (variable sizes)
  • 2022 Yamaha Dirt Bike
  • FXR helmet
  • Motorcycle Boots and Gloves
  • Other miscellaneous tools and extension cords

Approximate value of items stolen is $30,000.

Any person with information regarding this theft is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.