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OPP Recovers Several Stolen Vehicles With Combined Value Of Approximately $3 Million

ONTARIO-Two Stirling Ontario residents are facing charges after the OPP executed a search warrant on May 14th.

The OPP Lambton County Crime Unit received a complaint in late 2023 regarding stolen vehicles, with a combined value of approximately $3 million. As a result of the investigation, on May 14, 2024, a search warrant was executed in Stirling in collaboration with the OPP Fleet, Supply and Weapons Services Bureau, Central Hastings OPP Crime Unit and Emergency Response Team, and with assistance from the OPP-led Provincial Auto Theft and Towing (PATT) Team and the OPP-led Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit (PAFU).

The investigative team says officers located several of the stolen vehicles, including some classic cars. Police also seized 16 vehicles from the accused as proceeds of crime. Two people were arrested and charged with offences contrary to the Criminal Code.

54-year-old Robert Bradshaw has been charged with:

  • Theft of motor vehicles over $5,000
  • Fraud over $5,000
  • Use forged documents
  • Conspiracy to commit and indictable offence

Gary LeBlanc, age 55 has been charged with:

  • Theft of motor vehicles over $5,000
  • Fraud over $5,000
  • Use forged documents
  • Conspiracy to commit and indictable offence
  • Uttering Threats

The accused have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on a later date.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP’s non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. Alternatively, you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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