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Tecumseh OPP make arrest in snowmobile theft

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Tecumseh OPP make arrest in snowmobile theft

Paul Antaya, 31, of Tecumseh, faces a stolen property charge after OPP seized a yellow Ski-Doo brand snowmobile on Dec. 27. The vehicle is one of two snowmobiles that were reported missing in Lakeshore on Dec. 2.

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Dalson Chen  •  Windsor Star

Publishing date:

Jan 06, 2021  •   •  1 minute read

A yellow 2006 Ski-Doo MXZ snowmobile that was reported stolen in Lakeshore on Dec. 2, 2020. OPP say they recovered the snowmobile Dec. 27. Photo by Ontario Provincial Police /Windsor Star

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Police have found one of two snowmobiles that were taken in Lakeshore last month, and a Tecumseh man is facing a charge.

Tecumseh OPP said the recovered property and the arrest were the result of a complaint from a citizen that police received on Dec. 27.

The tip resulted in the seizure of a yellow 2006 Ski-Doo brand snowmobile, model MXZ.

The Essex County OPP street crime unit confirmed that the vehicle was one of the snowmobiles that were reported as stolen in Lakeshore on Dec. 2.

The yellow snowmobile was originally stored in a trailer with a second snowmobile, orange in colour.

The trailer was found soon after the theft, but it was empty. The two snowmobiles were unaccounted for — until the Dec. 27 complaint.

Still missing is the orange snowmobile, described as a 2005 Arctic Cat brand vehicle, model F7 Firecat,

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Paul Antaya, 31, of Tecumseh, has been charged with possession of stolen property. He’s due to appear in court in Windsor on Feb. 9.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Anonymous tips can be made via Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.com.

An orange 2006 Arctic Cat brand snowmobile, model F7 Firecat. The snowmobile was reported stolen in Lakeshore on Dec. 2, 2020, and remains missing, as of Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Ontario Provincial Police /Windsor Star

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