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Police recover firearms, cash in string of ATM thefts: two men facing 400 charges

Police recover firearms, cash in string of ATM thefts: two men facing 400 charges

OHSWEKEN — Two Six Nations men are facing a significant list of over 400 charges following an investigation by Brantford Police and Six Nations Police for a string of ATM machine thefts in the region. Police say since September 2019 the accused, Steven Wade VanEvery, 35, and Shawn Erwin Sandy,43, used a stolen pickup truck

OHSWEKEN — Two Six Nations men are facing a significant list of over 400 charges following an investigation by Brantford Police and Six Nations Police for a string of ATM machine thefts in the region.

Police say since September 2019 the accused, Steven Wade VanEvery, 35, and Shawn Erwin Sandy,43, used a stolen pickup truck to steal ATM’s from businesses in thirteen different cities including Brantford, London, Woodstock, Pelham, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Cambridge, Kitchener, St.Catharines, Burlington, Oakville, Fonthill and Guelph.

In total, the two men committed 36 Break and Enters into grocery stores, nail salons, convenience stores, and other businesses, where ATM’s were targeted and stolen.

It is estimated that $100,000 in cash were stolen from the machines and over $180,000 in damages to the affected busineses.

On March 14, Brantford and Six Nations Police searched home on First Line on Six Nations of the Grand River. During the search police recovered $45,000 in cash, a stolen 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck and 27 firearms.

As a result of the investigation, VanEvery and a 30 year old female from Ohsweken, Krystal Marie Hughes, are both facing weapons charges.

Steven Wade VanEvery is charged with:
Break and Enter with intent x36
Possession of Stolen Property over $5000.00 x28
Disguise with Intent x27
Mischief over $5000 x36
Possession of break in Instruments x27
Possession of Instruments for Breaking into Coin Operated or Currency Exchange Devices x14
Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 x32
Theft Under $5000 x32
Theft of Motor Vehicle
Possession of Stolen Property under $5000.00

Shawn Erwin Sandy is charged with:
Break and Enter with intent x36
Theft of Motor Vehicle
Possession of Stolen Property over $5000.00 x28
Disguise with Intent x27
Mischief over $5000 x36
Possession of break in Instruments x27
Possession of Instruments for Breaking into Coin Operated or
Currency Exchange Devices x14
Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 x32
Theft Under $5000 x32

As a result of the continued investigation by the Six Nations Police Service Steven Wade VanEvery and Krystal Marie Hughes of Ohsweken have been charged with:

Steven Wade VanEvery is charged with:
Careless Storage of Firearms
Careless Storage of Ammunition
Unathorized Possession of Firearms
Disqualified Drive

Krystal Marie Hughes is charged with:
Careless Storage of Firearms
Careless Storage of Ammunition
Unathorized Possession of Firearms

Darren Montour, Inspector with Six Nations Police said, “The Six Nations Police and Brantford Services have had an excellent working relationship over the years. With our communities linked so closely, it is imperative that our two services work together for the safety of our citizens. The Six Nations Police Service was asked to assist the Brantford Police Service in this lengthy investigation. We commend the work their investigators did and we were very happy to assist in any way possible. We will continue to work together on future investigations to ensure our communities safe and secure for all.”

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Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow is Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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