WINDSOR, ONT. -- A 36-year-old Kingsville man has been arrested after police say footprints in the snow led to his location.

Essex County OPP officers received information about a suspicious person and vehicle in the area of Hillview Crescent in Kingsville on Thursday at 8:25 p.m.

Police were provided a description and direction of travel and patrolled the area.

Officers found a suspicious vehicle on Division Street in Kingsville. Police then followed foot prints in the snow and were able to locate a suspect in the area.

Police say after further investigation, they discovered tools and catalytic converters that had been removed from two vehicles.

The Kingsville man is charged with two counts of theft under $5000 and is scheduled to appear in Windsor Ontario Court of Justice on March 17, 2021.

Police thank the citizen that assisted with this matter. OPP encourage the public to report suspicious activity and are offering the following suggestions to try and prevent this type of theft:

  • If you have a garage at your house, park your car inside and keep the garage door shut.
  • When possible, park in well-lit areas and close to building entrances.
  • If your car has an alarm set it to activate when it detects vibration.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, 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.