K-9 Unit Arrest Suspect for Theft of Copper Wire


A 38-year-old man faces numerous charges after breaking into an Oshawa hydro sub-station, stealing copper and fleeing from police overnight.

On Thursday, August 19, 2021 at approximately 12:20 a.m., members of Central West Division were called to the area of Thornton Road South for reports of a break-and-enter. The suspect was observed breaking into the fenced area, stealing copper wire before fleeing on foot.

With the assistance of our K-9 Unit, Police Service Dog Klutch and his handler tracked the suspect southwest to find him hidden under a tarp in the forest. The male was taken into custody without incident.

Kenneth DUPONT, age 38, of Oshawa, is charged with: Fail to Comply with Release Order x3; Obstruct Police; Break and Enter; Mischief to Property under $5,000; Possess Break and Enter Instruments and Theft Under $5,000.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Sheppard of the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 1825.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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