Earlier this year, the London Police Service were made aware of a trend involving the theft of medium-duty construction equipment, like front-end loaders, skid steers and utility-task vehicles (UTVs). The thefts occurred from residences and businesses in London and surrounding areas.
As a result of the investigation, the London Police Street Crime Unit executed a search warrant on June 25th at a local London business operating out of a storage unit. Police recovered several stolen items from the unit and have returned them to their owners.
Other pieces of medium-duty construction equipment were recovered in the city and west of London.
Michael Laur, 36, of London, is charged with:
5 counts of Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
3 counts of Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
2 counts of Theft Over $5000
John Knight, 42, of London, is charged with:
2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
1 count of Theft Over $5000
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com