Theft Investigation Charges Laid

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The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a theft in progress on Blossom Ridge in New Sarum around 7:10 a.m. on December 2, 2019.

A witness observed a person enter a shed and remove property then leave into another home in the area.

Police were able to locate and charge a 26-year-old St. Thomas, Ontario resident with:

  • Theft under $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The accused was arrested without incident and is scheduled to appear at the St. Thomas Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

 Police are reminding residence to keep outbuildings and sheds locked. These property crimes are ones of opportunity.