Stopped U-Haul full of stolen merchandise

A man in Hamilton, Ontario pled guilty on June 28 for breaking and entering a Canadian Tire store last May and stealing lawnmowers and barbecues, according to local news reports.

Richard Jessop, age 27, was arrested along with two other accomplices when police pulled over their U-Haul truck for a routine traffic stop. Officers looked in the back of the vehicle and saw the stolen merchandise, along with bolt cutters and a pair of gloves. 

Jessop, who has a previous manslaughter conviction and other property-related crimes on his record, was sentenced to 17 months in jail. Another occupant of the car received a 12-month sentence. The driver is still facing charges. 



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