Multiple thefts from vehicles in South Stormont

An OPP Cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file


SOUTH DUNDAS – SD&G OPP responded to a report of a break-in shortly after 11 a.m. on August 17 at a residence on Westwinds Drive in South Dundas.

Investigation indicated that sometime during the day August 17, entered the residence and removed various amounts of jewelry and damaged two doors at the location. 

An investigation continues.


Dispute leads to charges

IROQUOIS – A disturbance occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on August 19, on Beach Ave., Iroquois. 

Investigation revealed that a male at the location was breaching previous release conditions. 

Zachary Thompson, 19, of South Dundas, was arrested and charged with:

–             Two counts of Failure to comply with conditions of Recognizance 

Thompson was held in custody pending bail and is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court.


Breach of conditions

NORTH DUNDAS – SD&G OPP responded to a breach of conditions occurrence shortly after 10 p.m. on August 19, Hwy. 43, North Dundas.  

Investigation revealed that a youth male was breaching previous release conditions.   

The 16-year-old male of North Dundas, Ontario was arrested and charged on August 20 with:

–             Failure to comply with conditions of a Recognizance

He was held in custody pending bail and is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court.


Multiple thefts from vehicles

SOUTH STORMONT – Several vehicles were entered as they were parked at residences on County Road 18 sometime overnight, August 21-22 in the Lunenburg-area, South Stormont. Canadian currency, an OBD reader tool, and wallets (containing credit cards etc.) were stolen.

SD&G OPP are seeking the public’s assistance to obtain any outdoor surveillance video or reports of any suspicious persons that had been observed in the area during the previous evenings.

An investigation continues.

The SD&G Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is encouraging citizens to “Lock It OR Lose It” and to take precautions to protect their vehicle contents from theft. 

Under the “Lock It OR Lose It” program, parked vehicles are examined to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. A “Lock It OR Lose It” notice is placed on every vehicle checked which specifies what safety precautions were ignored and simple prevention tips are provided which drivers can use to protect their vehicles and valuables from theft.

By taking simple preventative measures, such as confirming your vehicle is locked and by placing items of value out of sight or removing valuable items from your vehicle altogether, victimization can be avoided.

You can help prevent theft by following some crime prevention tips:

  • Always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the key.
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle.
  • Keep your vehicle registration certificate/proof of insurance on you at all times.
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave valuable objects or packages in full view. Put them in the trunk.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while it is running.
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