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Wednesday November 14th, 2012

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Windsor Police Photo of Stolen Dump Truck valued at $280,000

Windsor Police now say that a man who was arrested this morning after stealing a dump truck and hitting a hydro pole was the same individual that they were seeking for questioning in relation to active arson investigations.

This morning police were called to the area of Riberdy Road and Calderwood Avenue after information was called into police that the responsible vehicle was a very large dump truck that had hit a hydro pole and left the area.

The damage from the accident left several residences in the area without power.

Police attended the area and located the dump truck on Walker Road facing North at Tecumseh Road stopped for a red light.

When the light turned green, the truck started through the intersection Northbound. Police activated their lights and the vehicle pulled over and stopped. The driver of the dump truck was instructed to exit the vehicle, and was placed under arrest without incident and transported to Windsor Police Headquarters.

Police say that the dump truck was taken from a construction site in the area of Outer Drive, and that an employee from the construction company attended the scene and took possession of the vehicle. Damage to the hydro pole is estimated to be in the $10,000 range.

Police say that detectives working in the Arson realized that the driver of the dump truck was the same individual they were seeking in relation to three separate incidents at an apartment building located at 1989 Wyandotte Street West.

As a result police have charged 24-year-old Curtis Grriffith of Windsor with theft Exceeding $5000.00, Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000.00, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Disqualified Operation of a Motor Vehicle and three counts of arson.

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