Kemptville man faces slew of charges; police emphasize need to lock vehicles

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KEMPTVILLE — Grenville County OPP have arrested a local man at a residence on Fir Lane, Kemptville, in connection with multiple criminal offences committed through the month of May.

According to police, North Grenville resident Brian Johnathan Workman, 35, is charged with:

• Arson – damage to property;
• Seven counts of break and enter – commit an indictable offence;
• Four counts of break and enter – intent to commit an indictable offence;
• Four counts of possession of stolen property;
• Eight counts of theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle;
• Three counts of theft under $5,000 of a motor vehicle;
• Theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle;
•Two counts of fail to comply with an undertaking;
• Trespass by night.

Keep vehicles locked, police say, after slew of Kemptville incidents

KEMPTVILLE — The Grenville County detachment also reminds area residents to lock up their vehicles in light of recent incidents still under investigation in that municipality:

On the evening of May 23, a suspicious male was observed at a residence on Bennett Road, North Grenville and confronted by the homeowner. On the same evening, a residence on Boundary Road was broken into and electronics, jewelry, cash and alcohol stolen.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on May 27, a homeowner on Stone Road, North Grenville, caught a male going through their vehicle. Minutes later, a black Volkswagen was stolen from another home on Stone Road. A third home on Stone Road experienced a theft of money from a vehicle.

During the evening of May 26 and May 27, an unlocked vehicle on McCaul Drive, North Grenville, was entered and money stolen. The garage at a home on Marlin Road, North Grenville, was broken into, with the resulting theft of a wallet and cigarettes from an unlocked vehicle. Unlocked vehicles were entered and money, a gift card and golf clubs were stolen from three additional homes on McCaul Drive.

On the same evening an unlocked vehicle on Marlin Road, North Grenville was entered and money was stolen. A shed, garage and a vehicle on Townline Road, North Grenville were entered and an IPhone and cigarettes were stolen.

Police say the key to protecting your vehicle is in your hands. Keep yourself from becoming an easy target by properly securing your vehicle and property at all times. If suspicious activity is observed call the police immediately; do not confront the person.


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