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Two men arrested for rash of Harley Davidson thefts in Niagara Falls, Ont.

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Two men were arrested following a rash of Harley Davidson motorcycle thefts in Niagara Falls, Ont., Niagara Regional Police Services announced Saturday.

Since June, 11 Harleys have been stolen in Niagara Falls, Ont. In addition, there have been attempted thefts of Harleys in the city.

An investigation by the NRPA’s Niagara Falls Street Crime Detectives, Niagara Falls civilian Crime Analyst and the intelligence unit led to a possible suspect as well as addresses and associates connected with the suspect.

On Friday, search warrants were executed in Burlington and Hamilton, leading to the recovery of two motorcycles and some evidence.

Jason Lusted, 45, of Barrie, Ont. and Rudolph Tadam, 50, of Hamilton, Ont. each face six charges of theft of a motor vehicle, two charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 as well as charges of break and enter with intent, possession of break-in instruments and mischief. Lusted was on parole and a parole warrant was issued for him.

Lusted and Tadam were being held pending a bail hearing in St. Catharines on Monday.

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