East Algoma OPP requesting the public’s assistance related to a theft of a pick-up

Stolen Recovered Pickup

ST JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, ON – On Sunday October 24, 2020, at approximately 9:12 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft of a pick-up truck that occurred sometime overnight at a hunt camp on 5th Side Road in St Joseph Township.

On Friday October 24th, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the occupants attended their hunt camp to close it up for the winter. They retired at 10:00 p.m., with a generator running that was operating the furnace. The next morning the owner of the pick-up woke up only to find his 2002 black Chevrolet Silverado no longer parked in front of the trailer (hunt camp). The owner followed a set of ATV tracks to 5th Side Road where they were no longer visible.

The Chevrolet Silverado had a plow on the front and a silver box in the rear of truck bed with two lock hitches. Both the driver and passenger windows were slightly rolled down. The driver’s side door did not lock. The keys were left in a cup holder-front seat and the driver’s seat set back. Various tools, tree stumps and a case of Coors Light beer were in the bed of the truck. A cooler and clothing were left inside the pick-up.

On Sunday October 26th, 2020, shortly after 9:30 a.m., OPP responded to pick-up truck that was submerged in Lake Huron located behind the L.C.B.O. on Richards Street in Town of Richards Landing.

The pick-up was the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado that was stolen between 7:30 p.m. October 24, 2020 and 9:12 a.m. October 25, 2020. It was facing northwest in the water. Both front windows completely rolled down. Front driver’s seat was moved slightly forward. The silver storage box in the bed of the truck was missing two yellow locks that the owner had attached. Wood was in the truck (four to five tree stumps). The case of Coors Light cans was open. The pick-up had damage to the front hood, driver’s side running boards and rear tailgate. (Photos attached).

Anyone with information regarding the theft of this pick-up is asked to contact the East Algoma OPP Thessalon Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you want to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit information online at www.p3tips.com or download the P3 App where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.


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