Pair charged in series of occurrences across region

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is releasing information regarding a pair who were charged in relation to events around East Region.

Between July 15 and July 25, members of the East Region Community Street Crime Unit investigated 42 incidents of vehicle theft, commercial break and enters and arson and have charged two individuals as a result. The reported vehicle thefts include personal watercraft, RV’s and other trailers. The occurrences spanned across East Region. Attempts were made to stop the pair and they fled from police. The vehicle being operated at the time was located abandoned and on fire. Several of the vehicles had been spray painted.

The investigation revealed that bank cards located in the stolen vehicles were used. Both parties were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and returned to Ontario.

The OPP is reminding everyone not to leave valuables in unlocked vehicles, especially the keys to the vehicle. All the reported stolen vehicles had been left unlocked with the keys in them. The two individuals were charged with a combined 68 criminal charges. Both parties were held for a bail hearing. One was released on conditions including residing outside of Ontario.

The Ontario Provincial Police would like to thank the public, our municipal policing partners, and the RCMP for their assistance during this investigation. Investigators are reminding members of the public to contact police or Crime Stoppers if they see suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods.

 

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