Port El­gin man con­fesses to 31-charge crime spree

Saugeen Shores po­lice re­cover $20,000 in stolen goods

Shoreline Beacon - - News - Frances Lear­ment Ed­i­tor

Ap­prox­i­mately $20,000 worth gen­er­a­tors, power tools and elec­tron­ics stolen from Saugeen Shores sheds, garages and res­i­dences in the past six weeks were re­cov­ered when a 42-year-old man Port El­gin man, stopped on a stolen bi­cy­cle, con­fessed to a break, en­ter and theft crime spree.

Saugeen Shores Po­lice Ser­vice In­spec­tor Ken McCul­loch said the man was “fairly ac­tive” in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber un­til his ar­rest Oct. 16 in a re­mote res­i­den­tial area of Port El­gin — he was in pos­ses­sion of stolen goods and a con­trolled sub­stance when ar­rested by an of­fi­cer on pa­trol.

“I don’t know what his in­ten­tion was with the [stolen] prop­erty,” McCul­loch said in a Nov. 7 tele­phone in­ter­view.

“He was stash­ing it in these re­mote wooded ar­eas... [and] a lot of it has been re­turned to own­ers, we may still have some, but I be­lieve we still have some prop­erty we can re­turn to own­ers,” In­spec­tor McCul­loch said.

Po­lice did not re­lease the name of the ac­cused who faces 31 charges in­clud­ing break, en­ter and theft un­der $5,000, theft over $5,000 and pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime.

He was re­leased to ap­pear in a Walk­er­ton court Dec. 20.

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