Three Males Charged with Stealing Copper Piping – Durham Region

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Three males are facing a total of 39 charges after they were found in possession of stolen copper pipe.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018 approximately 11:20 a.m., members of Central East Division were called to a parking lot on Hopkins Street for suspicious activity. Officers discovered three males stripping insulation off copper pipe that was stolen from a business nearby. A search of the vehicle they were in uncovered copper pipe, tire rims, break and enter tools, license plates and a quantity of drugs. Further investigation found that two of the three men were also linked to other recent incidents.

Tyler STEPHENS, age 26 of No Fixed Address, is charged with Theft; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x3; Possession of Break In Instruments; Break and Enter with Intent; Fail to Comply with Recognizance; Fail to Comply with Probation x8; and various drug-related charges.

Dustin KWIATKOWSKI, age 42 of No Fixed Address, is charged with Possession of Stolen Property x2; Possession of Break in Instruments, Break and Enter with Intent; Fail to Comply with Recognizance x3; and various drug-related charges.

Keith PIESCHKE, age 50 of Adelaide Avenue East in Oshawa, is charged with Possession of Stolen Property x2; Possession of Break in Instruments; Fail to Comply with Probation and various drug-related charges.

All three were held for bail hearings.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Det. Groat (ext. 1845) and D/Cst. Van Belleghem (ext. 1854) at Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Pete Fisher
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