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Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Posted at 4:35pm

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OPP in Lakeshore, along with the Essex County OPP Crime Unit, the Essex County OPP Emergency Response Team as well as Hydro One Theft of Power Investigators attended a residence in Belle River to execute a search warrant on January 8th.

Investigators discovered that the resident had bypassed the hydro meter and was benefitting from electrical cost savings.

Officers also located a mini crossbow in the residence, which is classified as a Prohibited Weapon as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.

As a result, William Grant, age 47 of Lakeshore was charged with theft of electricity or gas, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, and fail to comply with probation order.

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