Arrest made in Windsor firearm theft

Windsor Police cruiser, August 30, 2019. Blackburn News file photo.

Windsor police say a 42-year-old man is accused of stealing firearms and ammunition from a local business.

Two firearms and an unspecified quantity of ammunition were taken on the evening of January 23 from a big-box store on Walker Road south of Division Road, though the incident was not reported to police until the following morning. Surveillance camera footage identified a suspect.

Sergeant Steve Betteridge said a suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon without incident. Henry Lewenza, of no fixed address, is charged with theft under $5,000, three counts of breach of probation, and ten counts of firearm-related offences. These charges have not been proven in court.

The firearms stolen in the January 23 incident have not been recovered.

Anyone with information on this still active investigation should call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700, ext. 4350. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).