Stolen Painting Returned, Suspect Charged

Thursday March 7th, 2013

Posted at 2:08pm

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A stolen painting has been returned to its owner.

On Monday Police were called to a consignment shop in the 1400 block of Ottawa Street , after the owner had noticed that a large (4′ X 2.5′) painting was missing from the stairwell of his business. The painting was of horses fleeing a burning barn.

Surveillance video captured a man in the store browsing around and eventually taking the painting and leaving without paying.   The video was released by the complainant to police and local media outlets.

Police received information yesterday about the possible identity of the suspect captured in the video, and police made several attempts to speak with the suspect. Police left a message with a relative and the suspect called police today.

The suspect agreed to meet with police and turn himself in with the painting. Officers attended his residence and the suspect was waiting outside with the painting in his hands. He was arrested without incident.

A 41-year-old Windsor resident is charged with Theft Under $5000.00 and Possession of Stolen Property. He was released on a promise to appear with a court date later this month.

The owner of the painting attended Windsor Police Headquarters and it was handed back over t0 him


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