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Friday September 30th, 2016

Posted at 5:59pm

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Amherstburg Police arrested a man they allege was involved in a number of thefts in the town after police stopped him while he was allegedly bicycling with marijuana plants.

On September 20th at around 11pm, an Amherstburg officer on patrol saw a man riding a bicycle in the area of Sandwich and St. Arnaud with what appeared to be marijuana plants.

The male was stopped and placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

Police had received numerous reports of thefts in the area that evening from Front Road North, Thrasher Drive, and Emerald Lane.

As a result of further investigation by police the suspect was allegedly linked to these thefts.

Shane Mulder, 23, of Amherstburg has been charged with theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime, break and enter with intent, mischief under $5000, possession of a controlled substance and breach of probation.

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