Mississauga Man Arrested for Theft and Tampering with Vehicles

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Police have located and apprehended the suspect of numerous vehicle part thefts in Mississauga.

On Tuesday, December 20, Mississauga man Michael Pizzardi (31) was charged with Mischief Endangering Life for removing the rear differential plates off of vehicles, rendering them unsafe for operation.

The suspect was allegedly involved in twelve of these thefts between November and December 2016, and often targeted Dodge and GMC pick-up trucks in the area of Mississauga Road and Highway 401.

Additionally, the suspect is said to have targeted vehicles parked in large parking lots such as transit lots, car pool lots, and hotel parking lots, according to Peel Regional Police.

Pizzardi has been charged with 14 counts of Mischief Endangering Life. He was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton the same day.

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