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OPP Recover Stolen Property - April 29, 2014

Web posted on April 29, 2014

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) - Tuesday morning's (April 22, 2014), police activity near Sebringville, involving a suspicious male who was observed fleeing from a rural property along Line 49 north of Rostock on a six wheeled ATV, has resulted in charges.

On the morning of April 22nd, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) did not locate the male operator of the six wheeled green 2011 Polaris Ranger who failed to stop for police as he travelled over 13 km through fields and bush lots.

The male under the cover of fog evaded police as he finally dumped the Polaris Ranger ATV east of Sebringville. The ATV was located and it was determined to have been stolen from the Blyth area.

While officers were initially at the rural property along Line 49 attempting to speak to the suspicious male who fled from them, they observed a pickup truck that had been reported stolen from the Waterloo area.

A search warrant was obtained for the rural property and residence which resulted in the recovery of three stolen motor vehicles, two trailers, four ATV's and other miscellaneous stolen items. The estimated value of the recovered stolen property is $100,000

William DEBUS (48) of the Township of Perth East has been charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences, and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences:
- Possession of Property obtained by crime over $5000 (x7)
- Possession of Property obtained by crime under $5000 (x3)
- Possession of break in instruments
- Careless storage of firearm
- Careless storage of ammunition
- Fail to comply probation order
- Possession of a controlled substance schedule II (under 30 grams) Marijuana
- Possession of a controlled substance schedule I, Methamphetamine

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on May 26, 2014 to answer to these charges.

The Perth County OPP is continuing their investigation into the person who evaded police and the origin of the stolen property. They are requesting anyone with information that would assist them, to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000