BOSMA TRIAL: Millard told roommate of plan to steal truck

News Apr 13, 2016 by Molly Hayes The Hamilton Spectator

Two days before Tim Bosma disappeared, Dellen Millard was showing his roommate listings for Dodge Ram pickup trucks on Kijiji.

"He asked me if he should steal it from the asshole or the nice guy," Andrew Michalski says. "I told him to f--- off … I didn't think he needed to steal the truck."

Michalski, 26 — wearing a suit, with his hair pulled back in a ponytail — was on the stand Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Millard, 30, and his friend Mark Smich, 28.

The pair is co-accused in the death of Ancaster dad Tim Bosma, who disappeared May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in the pickup truck he was selling online. The Crown says Bosma was shot in his truck, and his body incinerated in an animal cremator outside Millard's air hangar at a Waterloo Region airport.

Millard had been looking for a diesel pickup truck to tow his car trailer down to Baja, Mexico for a desert race, Michalski testified Tuesday — the same race they had competed in together back in 2011.

Michalski had helped him search for trucks online as far back as November 2012.

On May 5, 2013 — the day after Millard had mentioned stealing a truck — Michalski ran into Millard and Smich in the kitchen. They told him they had just gone on a test drive, but that Smich was sick.

"That was their excuse for not stealing the truck," Michalski testified, but said they mentioned they were going to see another truck that week.

Early on the morning of May 7, Michalski got a worried call from Smich's girlfriend Marlena Meneses. He texted Millard to see if everything was alright.

Millard responded that things were "just swell."

"Marlena's a child and worries too easily," he followed up.

Later that night, after work, Michalski saw Millard back at the house and asked him if he stole the truck. Millard said he had.

He says he didn't see him again that week.

Late on Friday May 10, he got a panicked phone call from Smich who told him Millard had been arrested (which Michalski assumed was for the truck theft).

"He said they got Dell and I should get all the drugs out of the house," Michalski testified. He packed up the drugs in a blue Under Armour backpack and stashed it in the trunk of his car, parked across the street from the house.

Smich also told him to meet up with another friend, Matt Hagerman.

"He wanted whatever I had, and whatever Hagerman had, brought to him the next day," Michalski recalled.

What Hagerman had was a toolbox — Millard had dropped it off to him around 4 a.m. that day, asking him to hang onto it for a couple weeks. Hagerman testified previously that he believed there were drugs in the box. The Crown asserts it contained a gun.

While Michalski was at work the next day, Saturday, May 11, the Tim Bosma case came on the news. It said Millard had been charged with forcible confinement in the case. Michalski panicked. He'd seen an ad for the missing man on Facebook the day before, but says he hadn't made the connection.

"I realized what I had in my car and that it needed to go to Mark and that was it," Michalski says.

He texted Hagerman that he had a "mission," hinting that it was "about the thing someone gave you."

The jury has heard about other "missions" amongst the group of friends — including one back in October 2012, in which Michalski and Hagerman acted as lookouts while Smich and Millard stole a Bobcat from a construction site.

When he finished work that day, Michalski met up with Hagerman and the two of them — not wanting to meet up with Smich directly — arranged to drop the toolbox and the backpack in a stairwell behind an Oakville strip mall for Smich to pick up.

Michalski will continue his testimony Wednesday.

mhayes@thespec.com

905-526-3214 | @mollyhayes

BOSMA TRIAL: Millard told roommate of plan to steal truck

News Apr 13, 2016 by Molly Hayes The Hamilton Spectator

Two days before Tim Bosma disappeared, Dellen Millard was showing his roommate listings for Dodge Ram pickup trucks on Kijiji.

"He asked me if he should steal it from the asshole or the nice guy," Andrew Michalski says. "I told him to f--- off … I didn't think he needed to steal the truck."

Michalski, 26 — wearing a suit, with his hair pulled back in a ponytail — was on the stand Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Millard, 30, and his friend Mark Smich, 28.

The pair is co-accused in the death of Ancaster dad Tim Bosma, who disappeared May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in the pickup truck he was selling online. The Crown says Bosma was shot in his truck, and his body incinerated in an animal cremator outside Millard's air hangar at a Waterloo Region airport.

Millard had been looking for a diesel pickup truck to tow his car trailer down to Baja, Mexico for a desert race, Michalski testified Tuesday — the same race they had competed in together back in 2011.

Michalski had helped him search for trucks online as far back as November 2012.

On May 5, 2013 — the day after Millard had mentioned stealing a truck — Michalski ran into Millard and Smich in the kitchen. They told him they had just gone on a test drive, but that Smich was sick.

"That was their excuse for not stealing the truck," Michalski testified, but said they mentioned they were going to see another truck that week.

Early on the morning of May 7, Michalski got a worried call from Smich's girlfriend Marlena Meneses. He texted Millard to see if everything was alright.

Millard responded that things were "just swell."

"Marlena's a child and worries too easily," he followed up.

Later that night, after work, Michalski saw Millard back at the house and asked him if he stole the truck. Millard said he had.

He says he didn't see him again that week.

Late on Friday May 10, he got a panicked phone call from Smich who told him Millard had been arrested (which Michalski assumed was for the truck theft).

"He said they got Dell and I should get all the drugs out of the house," Michalski testified. He packed up the drugs in a blue Under Armour backpack and stashed it in the trunk of his car, parked across the street from the house.

Smich also told him to meet up with another friend, Matt Hagerman.

"He wanted whatever I had, and whatever Hagerman had, brought to him the next day," Michalski recalled.

What Hagerman had was a toolbox — Millard had dropped it off to him around 4 a.m. that day, asking him to hang onto it for a couple weeks. Hagerman testified previously that he believed there were drugs in the box. The Crown asserts it contained a gun.

While Michalski was at work the next day, Saturday, May 11, the Tim Bosma case came on the news. It said Millard had been charged with forcible confinement in the case. Michalski panicked. He'd seen an ad for the missing man on Facebook the day before, but says he hadn't made the connection.

"I realized what I had in my car and that it needed to go to Mark and that was it," Michalski says.

He texted Hagerman that he had a "mission," hinting that it was "about the thing someone gave you."

The jury has heard about other "missions" amongst the group of friends — including one back in October 2012, in which Michalski and Hagerman acted as lookouts while Smich and Millard stole a Bobcat from a construction site.

When he finished work that day, Michalski met up with Hagerman and the two of them — not wanting to meet up with Smich directly — arranged to drop the toolbox and the backpack in a stairwell behind an Oakville strip mall for Smich to pick up.

Michalski will continue his testimony Wednesday.

mhayes@thespec.com

905-526-3214 | @mollyhayes

BOSMA TRIAL: Millard told roommate of plan to steal truck

News Apr 13, 2016 by Molly Hayes The Hamilton Spectator

Two days before Tim Bosma disappeared, Dellen Millard was showing his roommate listings for Dodge Ram pickup trucks on Kijiji.

"He asked me if he should steal it from the asshole or the nice guy," Andrew Michalski says. "I told him to f--- off … I didn't think he needed to steal the truck."

Michalski, 26 — wearing a suit, with his hair pulled back in a ponytail — was on the stand Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Millard, 30, and his friend Mark Smich, 28.

The pair is co-accused in the death of Ancaster dad Tim Bosma, who disappeared May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in the pickup truck he was selling online. The Crown says Bosma was shot in his truck, and his body incinerated in an animal cremator outside Millard's air hangar at a Waterloo Region airport.

Millard had been looking for a diesel pickup truck to tow his car trailer down to Baja, Mexico for a desert race, Michalski testified Tuesday — the same race they had competed in together back in 2011.

Michalski had helped him search for trucks online as far back as November 2012.

On May 5, 2013 — the day after Millard had mentioned stealing a truck — Michalski ran into Millard and Smich in the kitchen. They told him they had just gone on a test drive, but that Smich was sick.

"That was their excuse for not stealing the truck," Michalski testified, but said they mentioned they were going to see another truck that week.

Early on the morning of May 7, Michalski got a worried call from Smich's girlfriend Marlena Meneses. He texted Millard to see if everything was alright.

Millard responded that things were "just swell."

"Marlena's a child and worries too easily," he followed up.

Later that night, after work, Michalski saw Millard back at the house and asked him if he stole the truck. Millard said he had.

He says he didn't see him again that week.

Late on Friday May 10, he got a panicked phone call from Smich who told him Millard had been arrested (which Michalski assumed was for the truck theft).

"He said they got Dell and I should get all the drugs out of the house," Michalski testified. He packed up the drugs in a blue Under Armour backpack and stashed it in the trunk of his car, parked across the street from the house.

Smich also told him to meet up with another friend, Matt Hagerman.

"He wanted whatever I had, and whatever Hagerman had, brought to him the next day," Michalski recalled.

What Hagerman had was a toolbox — Millard had dropped it off to him around 4 a.m. that day, asking him to hang onto it for a couple weeks. Hagerman testified previously that he believed there were drugs in the box. The Crown asserts it contained a gun.

While Michalski was at work the next day, Saturday, May 11, the Tim Bosma case came on the news. It said Millard had been charged with forcible confinement in the case. Michalski panicked. He'd seen an ad for the missing man on Facebook the day before, but says he hadn't made the connection.

"I realized what I had in my car and that it needed to go to Mark and that was it," Michalski says.

He texted Hagerman that he had a "mission," hinting that it was "about the thing someone gave you."

The jury has heard about other "missions" amongst the group of friends — including one back in October 2012, in which Michalski and Hagerman acted as lookouts while Smich and Millard stole a Bobcat from a construction site.

When he finished work that day, Michalski met up with Hagerman and the two of them — not wanting to meet up with Smich directly — arranged to drop the toolbox and the backpack in a stairwell behind an Oakville strip mall for Smich to pick up.

Michalski will continue his testimony Wednesday.

mhayes@thespec.com

905-526-3214 | @mollyhayes