Tracks in snow lead police to suspected car thief
London police were able to nab an alleged car thief thanks to some fresh snow on the ground.
Early Tuesday morning, officers located a black Nissan Maxima with stolen license plates in a motel parking lot on 2031 Dundas Street.
Upon a brief investigation, police noticed tracks in the snow leading from the vehicle to a nearby room at the motel. Officers knocked on the door and a man inside produced a key fob belonging to the sedan in question.
Police confirmed the vehicle had also been reported stolen, and the suspect was arrested without incident. During a search, officers found two Ontario driver’s licenses not belonging to the accused, and another stolen plate.
A 37-year-old London man was charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and two counts of possession of an identity document.
The man is scheduled to appear in court on May 10.