Stolen Van And Trailer Recovered - Christopher BLUM Arrested Again

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri May 29 03:36:54 MST 2020

(PERTH EAST, ON) - At approximately 9:30 a.m. on May 23 2020, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified by a citizen that a suspect in a white van had just stolen a trailer from a property in Tavistock, and the vehicle was travelling in Perth County.

Police located the van with the utility trailer a short time later, and arrested the driver. Through the investigation, it was determined that the van had also been stolen from a business in New Hamburg the previous night, and the driver was prohibited from driving.

The same suspect was also involved in a theft of fuel that had occurred at a property on Line 33, in the Township of Perth East on May 22 2020.

As a result, Christopher BLUM, 37, of the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock, has been arrested and charged with:

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000
Possession of Property Obtained by crime over $5000
Operation While Prohibited
Failure to Comply with release order
Theft Under $5000
Drive motor vehicle - not equipped with ignition interlock device

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing on May 24 2020.

Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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