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Shawn THOMPSON Caught With Stolen Truck

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – A resident of Parkhill is facing criminal charges following an incident that took place in Huron Park last week.

On April 6, 2022 at approximately 10:42 a.m. Huron OPP officers responded to a business located on Canada Boulevard to investigate an attempted theft. Upon arrival officers learned the accused was caught in the act of trying to steal a catalytic converter off of a vehicle parked in the company parking lot. The theft was interrupted and the accused fled the scene in a pickup truck.

Officers began patrolling for the suspect and a short time later an officer located the suspect vehicle in Centralia. When spotted by police the driver took off running however the officer was able to locate and arrest the accused. Further checks were made on the vehicle the accused was driving and it was determined to be stolen from London a few days earlier. 

Shawn THOMPSON, 37 years of age from Parkhill has been charged with Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 and Driving While Under Suspension.

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for June 6, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.