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Suspicious vehicle call leads to arrest in Essa Township

The 43-year-old faces multiple charges as a result
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TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH, ADJALA-TOSORONTIO & ESSA TOWNSHIPS – Members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest after a series of thefts from motor vehicles in Essa Township.  

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m. police received several complaints of thefts from vehicles. The vehicles were entered in the area of 5th Sideroad of Essa Township.  

The complainants advised that wallets with identification and credit cards along with change were stolen from their vehicles. One complainant also had a bicycle stolen.  

At 2:06 p.m. police received a suspicious vehicle call of a male sleeping in a vehicle.  

On arrival police observed the vehicle and one male occupant.  

As a result of the interaction, police entered into an investigation which resulted in an arrest for the earlier reported thefts.  

Dariusz Horosz, 43 years of age of Burlington, Ontario was charged with the following:  

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Fail to comply with probation order - four counts
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - two counts
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon - three counts
  • Possession of an identity document - three counts
  • Use of credit card - two counts
  • Possession of break in instruments  

The accused was held pending a bail hearing.  

The investigation is ongoing as police believe there may be another suspect involved and also other victims of theft.  

The Nottawasaga OPP would like to remind the public to always double check that your vehicles are locked. Never leave wallets or any other personal documents in your vehicles and do not leave any valuables out in plain sight.  

Thank you to the observant citizens that assisted with this investigation and all the other community members that continue to call in when necessary. We hope to continue to work together to help keep our community safe.  

Police are looking to speak with any witnesses that may have been in the area at the time of the incidents. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or male involved in this incident, or who may have home security footage, is asked to contact the Nottawasaga OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). When you contact Crime Stoppers you remain anonymous, you will never have to testify and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips may also be provided through the Crime Stopper's website by visiting