Man Charged After Selling Stolen Items From Hydro One Facility

Wednesday September 7th, 2016

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A Windsor man and former employee of Hydro One has been arrested and charged after police alleged he was selling stolen equipment.

Police say that sometime between Friday, August 26th, 2016, at 3:30pm and Monday, August 29th at 8am a hole was cut on the fence of the storage yard at the Hydro One facility in the 100 block of Irwin Avenue.

Several forestry trucks were entered and a quantity of power tools including chainsaws worth approximately $5,000 were stolen. Also taken were several sets of climbing equipment and rigging kits, used in the hydro industry, valued at approximately $1,500.

Investigators believe that the stolen goods were being sold to tree service companies in the Windsor, Essex County area as well as in Chatham and Grand Bend.

Robert Sandwith, age 37 years of Windsor has been charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and two counts of trafficking in stolen goods under $5,000. He will appear in a Windsor court on November 3rd, 2016.

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