A thief or thieves rang in the new year in by ripping off a construction site in the ward of Hillier.
On Thurs., Jan. 2, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment commenced an investigation into a theft from a job site on McFaul Road in Hillier Ward.
The theft occurred between December 27 and 31, 2019. A number of tools were stolen including:
Bostitch cap gun serial number: 18008001HBK, Bostitch metal connector serial number: 14308024F, Makita hammer drill serial number: C59AD15040371, Makita cordless brad nailer serial number: 26391E, Milwaukee hammer drill serial number: C8AD15154200282, 4x Passload nail guns serial numbers: 1836XC0023, 165XC0494, 1807XC0214,1638XC0903, Leica simplicity laser serial number: 15046111854, Leica LLNO laser serial number: 777069, Makita circular saw serial number: 1295K, Makita corded sawzall serial number: 549870K
The value of the theft is estimated at $15,000 and investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to a suspect or suspect(s) in this case. Anyone with information is requested to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
“The OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities,” said Community Safety/Media Relations Officer Provincial Constable Aaron Miller.
•In other OPP reports, the Prince Edward County Detachment responded to 35 calls for service over the course of the weekend. The calls varied in nature but included the following:
On Fri., Jan. 3, just after 11:15 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on Union Street in Picton.
Toby Hunter, 42, of Timmins was charged with operation while prohibited contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
The driver was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Jan. 29.
On Sat. Jan. 4, just after 3:10 p.m. officers responded to a report of a break, enter and theft at a residence on CTY Rd. 1 in Hallowell Ward. A number of personal belongings and electronics were taken including a 12 inch Apple Ipad.
Investigators are actively looking for information that may lead to a suspect or suspect(s) in this case. Anyone with information is requested to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
•On New Year’s Day, the officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment investigated a report of a break and enter to a property in Picton overnight.
OPP were notified of an overnight break in to a main street business just after 3:40 p.m.
While the OPP did not identify the business in their police report, social media posts verified the location the break in was the Acoustic Grill.
With information from local residents and excellent investigative skills by the investigating officers, the suspect was identified, arrested and charged.
Alexander Snow, 22 Of Picton was charged with break and enter a place- with intent to commit indictable offence contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear February 19, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton.