Shortly before 1am on December 1st, Shelburne Police located an SUV reported stolen just less than 24 hours earlier – with the thief in the driver’s seat.
The 2017 Ford Explorer was reported stolen at about 5 am on November 30th. It was taken right out of the owner’s driveway. The vehicle had many valuables and documents inside.
Within the first few hours of the investigation, Shelburne Police was able to identify the suspect. The investigation suggested that the suspect and vehicle had made their way to Toronto. However the vehicle was not able to be located at the time. There is no known connection between the suspect and the victim.
Shelburne Police continued to work around the clock in an attempt to locate the suspect, the vehicle and its contents – hoping to not only arrest and charge the suspect, but retrieve all the valuables and the vehicle for the victim.
Shortly before 1am police observed the stolen SUV back in Shelburne being driven by the original suspect. The vehicle was stopped by officers and the suspect was arrested.
The vehicle was recovered with no damage (valued at over $50,0000.00), and the majority of the valuables inside that were valued at over $5000.00 were recovered.
Further investigation of the suspect revealed additional criminal charges, and solved several open property crime cases that were recently reported.
As a result, 19 year old Harlive Grewal of Shelburne has been arrested and charged with 24 criminal charges:
- 1x Theft of Motor Vehicle
- 2X Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00
- 1x Theft of Credit Cards
- 1X Possession of Stolen Credit Cards
- 5x Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
- 1x Breach of Probation
- 2x Breach of Recognizance (Court Conditions)
- 4x Forgery
- 1x Identity Theft
- 1x Theft Over $5000.00
- 2x Theft under $5000.00
- 2X Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000.00
- 1x Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle by Drug
The accused was held pending a bail hearing late this morning for these allegations.
Shelburne Police reminds everyone to Lock-It or Lose-It! Remember to always lock your vehicles, garages, homes, and sheds. Keep windows closed. Keep valuables out of sight.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.