Man arrested after ATM destroyed

Windsor Police Service News Update
Monday, October 30, 2023
Case #: 23-126208
Man arrested after ATM destroyed

Windsor Police have arrested a man after a stolen truck was used to smash a cash machine.

On October 29, 2023, at approximately 10 p.m., police were called to the 2400 block of Dougall Ave. for a report of a hit and run. Upon arrival, officers discovered a drive-up ATM that had been destroyed.

Through investigation, officers learned that a male suspect used a construction truck to smash into the ATM several times. 

A construction water truck was located near the scene with significant damage. Further investigation revealed that it had been stolen from the area of Lillian Ave. and Allendale Street. 

Police obtained a detailed description of the suspect, and quickly located and arrested a 45-year-old man.

Following the arrest, officers found surveillance video that captured the suspect attempting to steal a commercial truck before driving the water truck into the ATM.

William Bigelow is charged with: 
Mischief over $5,000 (X2) 
Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
Attempt theft over $5,000

Anyone with information is asked to call the Target Base Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4350. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at​

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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