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High-ranking Ontario Provincial Police officer charged in connection with theft of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia


This morning, CTV News reported that the commander of an Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Grenville, June Dobson, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust.

It's in connection with a Wayne Gretzky hockey stick that was stolen from his 82-year-old father Walter Gretzky's home in Brantford, Ontario.

Another 58-year-old man from Oakville is charged with theft over $5,000 and possession over $5,000, according to a Brantford Police Service news release.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police say they've recovered Gretzky memorabilia valued at more than US$500,000.

This included sticks that he used in games, hockey gloves, pants, jerseys, and a Player-of-the-Year award.

It followed a three-month investigation involving Brantford police, the RCMP, and the OPP.

Search warrants have been executed at homes in Ontario and Alberta.