CRIME OF THE WEEK – NOVEMBER 20, 2023 – Thefts

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON) Between the dates of September 23rd and October 1st 2023, three separate thefts have occurred in Wellington County and are believed to be related.

The first theft took place at approximately 3:00am on Saturday September 23rd from a parking lot located on Ellis Road in Puslinch. Stolen was an excavator and a flatbed trailer, valued at $48,000.

(Photograph of Excavator is of a Similar Machine)

(Image of suspect hauling stolen excavator and flat bed trailer)

The second theft occurred around 4:00am on Thursday September 28th from a business located on Hwy 6 in Arthur. Stolen was a black Freedom 822, enclosed trailer, valued at $14,500.

(Image of suspect vehicle pulling stolen trailer)

The third theft occurred at approximately 9:37pm on Sunday October 1st from an address on Minto Street in Clifford. Stolen was a company trailer with decals “Wightman” and marking “38T-20”, valued at $30,000.

(Photograph of similar dump trailer)

The suspect is believed to be the same in all three thefts and is described as male, with a slim build. The suspect vehicle is described as a white 2017-2019 Chev Silverado HD pick-up truck, black mag wheels, black bed liner, dark tinted windows with roof lighting.

(Suspect vehicle is similar to this image shown)

If you have any information about this crime or any other crime, and wish to remain anonymous, you can submit a tip online at or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). CSGW will forward your information to the appropriate investigative agency. You never have to give your name or testify in court. If your information is used in an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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