Windsor police say they have again arrested a determined criminal after they caught him with the same stolen motorcycle twice in one week.

The 32-year-old man was first arrested June 20 after police pulled him over while he was allegedly driving a stolen U-Haul with a stolen motorcycle in the back.

He was released from jail on Friday. On Monday, police said, they arrested him again — along with another man — after finding him with the same motorcycle.

Police first arrested the 32-year-old man June 20 as part of the ongoing investigation into the U-Haul and motorcycle. Officers found the truck around 4:30 p.m. and pulled it over near Prince Street and Queen Streets.

After arresting the driver, police said they found 0.4 grams of methamphetamine along with a stolen motorcycle and stolen license plate inside the stolen truck. The man was released from custody on Friday.

Then on Monday around 5:30 a.m., there was a break-in at a business in the 5900 block of North Service Road. Police said a motorcycle, motor scooter and other items were stolen.

Around 2 p.m., officers with the Target Base Unit saw a 35-year-old man riding a motorcycle to a home in the 1600 block of Ford Boulevard.

Police later saw a 32-year-old man riding the same motorcycle near Westminister Boulevard and Reginald Street. When that man got off the bike, officers moved in and arrested him. They searched him and allegedly found methamphetamine.

Police said the motorcycle the 32-year-old was riding is the same one they arrested him with last week.

Officers also arrested the 35-year-old man near the house on Ford Boulevard. They allegedly found more methamphetamine and the scooter.

Michael Palanacki, 32, from Windsor, is charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of breach of recognizance.

He is also charged with possession of methamphetamine and three counts of possession of stolen property stemming from the first arrest.

Robert Graham, 35, from Windsor, is charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, breach of recognizance and breach of probation.



  1. Doc says:

    The story is a bit confusing, but they must REALLY like that motorcycle. The owner needs to do a better job securing his bike.