By Constable C. Hicks
On May 1st at 10:02 pm store security at a business on Highway 5 approached a male and female he suspected had stolen property. The couple was carrying bags of stolen property and attempting to leave the store. They suspects dropped the bags and fled the store. The male suspect then returned to collect his ball cap. At this time the male suspect produced a knife and threatened the security officer prior to fleeing. The altercation was captured on store video and the security officer recognized the male from thefts at other store locations. Police will be issuing a warrant for the suspect.
On May 2nd between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm suspects entered a rural residence on Concession 14 East. Entry was gained via a side door. The home was ransacked and a large green safe was dragged from the residence to a waiting vehicle. Tire tracks could be seen on the lawn of the residence by the front door. Neighbours where canvased and the scenes of crimes officer attended to collect evidence. The investigation has been forwarded to the detective branch.
Sometime between May 2nd at 9:00 pm and May 3rd at 5:00 am suspects entered a vehicle parked in a driveway on Meaghan Street. A wallet and garage door open was taken from the vehicle. Nothing was taken from the garage and the opener was later returned to the residence.
On May 3rd at 2:02 pm police pulled over a vehicle on Wilson Street that had an expired validation ticker. The driver was unable to produce a driver‘s licence and it was discovered that he was a suspended driver. The driver was given a ticket for the expired sticker and a summons for driving while suspended.
On May 4th just after 4:00 am police received reports of car entries on Overdale Avenue, Rockhaven Lane and Meaghan Street. At all locations vehicle windows were smashed. Garage door openers were located in the damaged vehicles and the garage doors opened. It appears that nothing was taken from any garages. Two of the victims report seeing a dark pickup truck fleeing the area.
On May 4th at 6:30 am police were called to Highway 6 for a motorist stopped in traffic. Upon arrival the driver reported not feeling well and was checked out by ambulance personnel. They quickly confirmed the driver’s most serious issue was alcohol consumption and he admitted to police that he had consumed too much rye. The driver was arrested and the breath demand given. The driver was medically cleared and then breath samples were given. As a result he was charged with impaired driving and over 80 and his vehicle towed.