A Waterloo man is facing multiple charges of theft after a month-long investigation in Ingersoll.

OPP began investigating on September 23 when they received a report of a suspicious male in a car parked on North Town Line.

When officers arrived, they found a pickup truck with an attached enclosed trailer and a man who appeared to be sleeping inside the truck.

After a brief chat, the man got back into his pickup truck and sped away, nearly striking an officer, according to police.

Officers pursued the truck but lost sight of it.

A short distance away, officers found the trailer abandoned at the side of the road in Zorra Township.

While investigating, the officers were flagged down by a motorist who said he had been intentionally cut off by the pickup truck driver who then tried to steal his car.

The motorist was able to get away and the suspect fled the area on foot, abandoning his pickup truck.

Later on in the night, officers received a report of a break and enter at a house not far from where they were investigating the abandoned pickup truck.  The resident reported that his vehicle was stolen.  

Officers found $61, 000 worth of audio and visual equipment in the bed of the truck which had been reported stolen to Waterloo Regional Police the week before.

The pickup truck had been reported stolen to Guelph Police on September 16.

Officers also found a John Deere riding lawn mower in the trailer. Both the lawn mower and trailer were reported stolen to Waterloo Regional Police earlier in the day on September 23.

Three stolen Ontario licence plates were also found in the pickup truck.

On November 9, 37-year-old Michal Mioduszewski of Waterloo was arrested and charged with a number of offences including robbery with violence and break and enter.

He was remanded into custody.