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2 of 3 men arrested in beer truck heist are from Kitchener: Huron County OPP

An Ontario Provincial Police logo is shown during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
An Ontario Provincial Police logo is shown during a press conference in Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press

Two of the three men arrested in connection with the stolen beer truck recovered Monday are from Kitchener, according to Huron County OPP.

Police announced Monday that a tractor-trailer truck carrying a load of beer that had gone missing in Oxford County on Sunday was recovered near Brussels, Ont. with the help of the owner’s GPS system.

READ MORE: Truckload of stolen beer recovered by Huron County OPP

Police say they arrested two men at the scene while a third was tracked down by the canine unit.

They pegged the value of the truck and its contents at over $100,000.

READ MORE: Man up to no gouda allegedly stole $187,000 worth of cheese: Oxford County OPP

James Jauch, 49, and Joshua Lieshout, 30, of Kitchener are facing several charges including theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of break-in instruments.

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Chad Hussey, 40, of Woodstock is facing several charges including theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and possession of break in instruments.

He is also charged with possession of a schedule I substance – fentanyl, failure to comply with a probation order and obstructing a police officer.

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