Video On Social Media Helps Windsor Police Nab Suspect

A video posted on social media helped Windsor police nab a suspect who allegedly stole a Jeep.

Police began investigating the incident Monday, June 12th at 7:30am as officers learned the spare ignition key was left in the centre console.

The vehicle owner reached out on social media regarding his stolen Jeep and received a number of responses including a video of a man driving the vehicle.

The video was forwarded to Windsor police who were able to identify the driver.

On June 13th, police located the Jeep on St. Luke Rd and arrested the suspect.

The investigation also found the front and rear licence plates attached to the recovered stolen vehicle had been reported stolen from other parked cars. 

Melvin Jackson, 30, from Windsor is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, 2 counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and breach of probation.