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Tuesday January 20th, 2015

Posted at 12:34pm

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Police have arrested a man after reports of theft from two local schools.

As a result of receiving a complaint of stolen property from staff at St. Louis School, OPP began investigating and set up surveillance at local schools.

On January 13th a man was observed allegedly placing boxes into the back of his vehicle while parked at St. Anne’s High School in Lakeshore.

Some of the allegedly stolen property includes musical equipment, laptop computers, projectors and iPads. The accused was arrested and returned some of the items, however police say many stolen items are still outstanding.

A 29 year old LaSalle man was charged with Theft Over $5000 x 2, Theft Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000, and Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance.

The investigation is continuing as it is suspected that other schools in Windsor and Essex County may have been victimized.

The OPP is asking anyone that may have information to contact the Essex County OPP Street Crime Unit at 1-888-310-1122

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

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