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The Manhole Thief has been Caught

Early Friday morning, it was discovered that there were numerous manhole covers missing from the Thorold and Niagara-On-The-Lake areas. On Saturday, this crime spree continued in St. Catharines where witnesses observed a suspect placing a hook on the covers with a chain attached to a pick up truck then remove them and placed them in his vehicle.

Charged with seven counts of Theft Under $5000.00, One count of Mischief – Endangering Life, and several other related offenses is Ritchie Witkowski of no fixed address. He is currently being held in custody pending a Bail Hearing.

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  1. gWallet says:

    Glad that he’s been caught, but…what exactly does one do with a large collection of manhole covers?

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