Police lay charges following theft at local business

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Perth County OPP have charged a 34-year-old Perth East native following a theft investigation at a local business.

Police say on June 9th, officers received a report regarding two thefts that had occurred between June 8th at 11:30 p.m. and the 9th at 4:30 a.m. at a business on Main Street in Milverton. Items that were stolen included a wheelbarrow, topsoil and peat moss. The value of the stolen goods was $750. As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 34-year-old from Perth East with Theft Under $5,000.

The accused has been released from custody with a court date scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.