On February 21st, 2023, 35-year-old Windsor resident Mitchell PELTIER was arrested by the LaSalle Police Service in the City of Windsor regarding an investigation into overnight break and enters/thefts in an Industrial area in the Town of LaSalle, which occurred on February 20th, 2023.
On February 22nd, LaSalle Patrol Officers and members of the Criminal Investigations Division obtained a warrant to search his residence in the City of Windsor. During the search, investigators located and seized a large number of industrial tools with a total estimated value of $16 000.00 which had been reported stolen during three commercial break and enters/thefts in LaSalle and one commercial break and enter in Lakeshore. Also recovered were two large electrical transformers valued at $10 000.00 that were stolen during another overnight commercial theft in LaSalle. These crimes occurred between the summer of 2022 and February 2023.
Mitchell PELTIER has been charged with one count of break and enter, one count of theft under $5000.00, one count of theft over $5000.00 and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00. The charges for all four of the occurrences have been consolidated.
Investigators were able to identify most of the stolen tools through serial numbers as well as unique engravings that were added by the owners. Police still have several industrial power tools as a result of the seizure, which have not been identified. If anyone has been a victim of a theft of such tools and can identify them through serial numbers, engravings, or unique identifying marks we ask that you contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210.
During the investigation into these occurrences, police reviewed video surveillance systems and observed three individuals committing the thefts using an older model black Dodge Ram pickup truck, one of which was Mitchell PELTIER. The other two suspects have not yet been identified. If anyone has information with regards to this investigation or the identity of the other two culprits, they are asked to call the LaSalle Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 519 258-8477.