Prince Edward OPP investigating possible firearms mischief

Photo evidence of a bb or pellet that was fired through the window of a Picton home owner. (Facebook photo)

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment are looking for assistance from the public to solve a series of mischiefs in the Picton area.

Since December 22, 2021 there have been six mischief occurrences involving pellets or BBs being shot, causing damage to property. There have been reports from both individuals and businesses. It’s believed these are not targeted occurrences and there have been no injuries reported.

Officers will be conducting follow up investigation with the assistance of the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU). The identified person(s) responsible for the damage will be charged accordingly.

Individuals and businesses are also reminded to take the time to register their cameras on www.camsafe.ca.CAMSafe is designed to provide a starting point for officers to gather evidence by obtaining video footage to assist in an investigation. For example, if a crime occurs in your neighbourhood, an officer can log into CAMSafe, determine who has cameras registered and request footage from the owners. CamSafe is a voluntary, community-driven program and participants can add or delete their information at any time and only police have access to your details.

Prince Edward OPP are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to report it by calling 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.cawhere you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

-Staff