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A man arrested at Hipwell’s Motel last December is back on the street, his time served.

Donald Lush, 45, of no fixed address, was arrested by Niagara Regional Police and charged with seven counts of theft under $5000, plus four counts of possession of property obtained by crime. Much of the stolen property has since been recovered by police.

Donald Lush. NRPS

Lush, who had outstanding warrants, was held in custody at the Niagara Detention Centre in Thorold since being apprehended. His lawyer, Sara Ramalho, told the Voice that Lush pleaded guilty to some charges via teleconference last week, and others were withdrawn by the Crown. Lush was sentenced to time-served and given probation.