A Stolen Truck and Gas Heist Land Man Behind Bars


(MARATHON, ON) -On Wednesday March 6, 2019 at approximately 7:50 pm The Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft of fuel from the SPG on Peninsula Road in Marathon.


The vehicle was a stolen white Ford F250 driven by a lone male. The vehicle left without paying for fuel travelling north on Peninsula Road towards Highway 17. The direction of travel of the vehicle was unknown once it reached Highway 17. At this point all information was broadcast to neighboring OPP detachments.

Officers patrolled Highway 17 area of Marathon with negative results. The officers then received a call of a vehicle in the ditch approximately 10 kilometres west of White River which matched the description of the vehicle used in the theft of gas.

OPP attended the area and later located the male in White River.

Chad WONSIAK a 37 year old male from Yorkton, SK was arrested and charged with:

  • Theft Under $5000ย CC 334(b)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime CC 354(1)(a) X 2

He was transported to the Marathon OPP detachment and held for a video bail hearing. The male was then transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail where he will be held for further hearings regarding the charges.

Source: OPP