June 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Updated: June 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Pair arrested after stolen truck spotted in parking lot of Kitchener motel: police

Waterloo Regional Police Service cruisers behind the Kitchener station.

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Waterloo Regional Police made a pair of arrests after a stolen pickup truck was spotted in the parking lot of a Kitchener motel on Thursday morning.

Police say the vehicle was spotted in the parking lot of the Fairway Inn & Suites at around 9:30 a.m.

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It had been stolen during a break-in in Wingham, Ont. on June 7 and had also been involved in an incident in Kitchener on June 10.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested the driver and the passenger of the pickup truck and seized seized a loaded 12 gauge shotgun, multiple rounds of ammunition, suspected stolen property and purple fentanyl.

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A 31-year-old man from Wingham, Ont. and a 20-year-old woman of no fixed address were charged with several offences including possession of stolen goods over $5,000, careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance.

He was also wanted on several outstanding warrants including multiple counts of breach of probation.

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