Two Windsor Men Charged After Stolen Vehicle Set On Fire

Monday January 13th, 2020

Posted at 3:42pm


Two Windsor men are facing multiple charges after a stolen vehicle was set on fire.

Police say that around 8:30am on Sunday, January 12th, 2020, they were called to the area of Walker Road and Grand Marais Road East for a vehicle on fire.

Officers arrived on the scene where fire crews were working on putting out the fire to a black Dodge Ram.

Police say that two people were seen running from the area of the vehicle fire.

A K-9 Unit attended and tracked to a location in the 2900 block of Walker Road, where it is believed the suspects then entered a vehicle and fled the area.

Through investigation, officers learned the suspects attended a business in the stolen vehicle prior to the vehicle fire. Officers viewed the surveillance video footage and were able to identify two male suspects quickly.

At approximately 12pm, the suspects were arrested without incident in the 1200 block of Monmouth Road.

Andrew Staruch, a 33-year-old male, and Christopher Taylor, a 38-year-old male, both from Windsor, are charged with possession of stolen property over $5000, occupy auto without consent, possess stolen property under $5000, arson and possess incendiary material for arson.

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