POLICE BRIEFS: Break and enter charges laid




Break and enter charges laid

Huron OPP has charged a Wingham man with several criminal charges after he was caught breaking into a shed and a home.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, officers responded to a possible break, enter and theft in progress on Jamestown Road. Upon arrival police found one of the two suspects still on scene. He was initially detained and once investigators checked on the property it became apparent he had broken into a home and a shed on the property. Further, it was also noticed the accused had caused damage to some of the shed windows.

Additionally, a search incident to arrest found the accused in possession of a stolen lawn tractor key, along with a leather punch set.

A 28-year-old Wingham man has been charged and has a Dec. 7 court appearance in Goderich.

Cannabis plants stolen

Huron OPP are investigating the overnight theft of some cannabis plants stolen from an Exeter home.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 7 a.m. on Oct. 8 a thief entered onto the property of a Victoria Street East home and stole three mature cannabis plants.

Police are providing these tips for homeowners:

  • Keep vigilant and report to police immediately any suspicious people or activity in your neighbourhood.
  • Deter potential criminals by ensuring outside lights work and by installing motion sensor lights.
  • Ensure gates are shut and locked at all times.
  • Trees and shrubs can create hiding spots for criminals. Keep your landscaping groomed and limit privacy fencing.
  • Consider installing surveillance cameras that monitor vulnerable areas of your property.
  • Avoid posting pictures of your plants on social media. Advertising the fact you have plants growing on your property may lead to theft.
  • If you have the ability to grow your plants in a secure area it would be wise to do so.

Further, if you happen to catch a thief on your property stealing your cannabis plants or anything for that matter, please don’t confront the person. Call police right away and provide the best description of the suspect as possible.

Any person with information regarding the theft is asked to contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 519-482-1677.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 


Read More: POLICE BRIEFS: Break and enter charges laid

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x