Citizen's Arrest Made in Recovery of Stolen Vehicle

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The owner's son went out to look for the stolen 2009 Ford F-150 Platinum edition pickup truck and found it in the Walmart parking lot, with the suspect still inside.

WOODSTOCK - Police say they got a report on Sunday about a stolen vehicle, but that it had already been recovered.  

The investigation has revealed that the owner's son went looking for the stolen 2009 Ford F-150 Platinum edition pickup truck vehicle around 2:30 p.m., ended up finding it in the Norwich Ave Walmart parking lot, and called police by 3:10p.m.  The owner’s son confronted the suspect who was still inside the vehicle and held onto him until police arrived on scene.

Police arrested the suspect who also had a quantity of methamphetamines and Hydromorphone. A 32 year old from Burford has been charged with several offences including:

- Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000.00

- Possession of Proceeds of Property obtained by Crime over $5000.00

- Possession break in instruments

- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine

- Possession of a Schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking – Hydromorphone

The value of the drugs seized is over $4000.00. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Whenever possible, you should report wrongdoing to the police instead of taking action on your own. Police officers are equipped with the proper intervention tools and trained to deal with incidents which may escalate to become violent.

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