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Friday June 26th, 2015

Posted at 3:07pm

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A 23-year-old Leamington man is facing several changes after a county wide crime spree.

OPP say that it started on June 7th following the theft of a motor vehicle and numerous thefts from motor vehicles in Lakeshore. Over the past three weeks there were several other similar occurrences in Tecumseh, Kingsville and Leamington.

Through investigation, police were able to identify the accused, and he was arrested in Windsor on June 24th in a stolen vehicle.

Jonathan Grosse is facing six charges of theft from a motor vehicle, four charges of possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and one charge of break and enter, one charge of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, one charge of unauthorized use of a credit card, one charge of resisting arrest and drug possession.

“During the past several weeks Essex County OPP has investigated a series of motor vehicle thefts that have been occurring throughout the County. While this arrest is significant I encourage the public to remain extremely vigilant in not leaving your vehicle left unlocked. Observations as to any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to the police. A vehicle is an expensive asset and should at all times be safeguarded to ensure that it is readily available for your use and not the criminal element. Don’t become a victim of opportunity for it only takes a few seconds for someone enter your family vehicle and remove all your possessions. As we would expect you to secure your home we urge you to keep your vehicle locked.” said Inspector Glenn Miller.

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