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Thefts in Tillsonburg, Ingersoll

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The Ontario Provincial Police, Oxford County Detachment is reminding the public to protect their property and valuables against would be thieves after vehicle entries were reported both in Ingersoll and Tillsonburg overnight this week.

Streets targeted in Tillsonburg included King, Rodgers, Lincoln, and Fourth, as well as Lisgar Avenue.

Streets targeted in Ingersoll included Wellington, Cross and Holcroft.

Unknown suspects entered several unlocked vehicles that were parked in driveways of area homes. During the entries, alcohol, wallets, loose change, work briefcase, personal papers, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), satellite radio, keys, cellular phone, phone chargers, and CDs were taken.

Here are some tips to prevent you from becoming a victim:

• Always secure your vehicle doors, even if you are only going to be a few minutes.

• Remove valuables from your vehicle.  If you can’t, then keep them from plain view.

• Park in well-lit areas with high traffic.

• Clean out your garage and park your vehicle in it – locking your vehicle and the garage door.

Remember, if you see something, say something. If you see suspicious activity or behaviour around your vehicle or neighbourhood, report it. 

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

TWO MEN CHARGED

The Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police announced Wednesday they have charged two area men in relation to local thefts and break and enters.

OPP was called to investigate several stolen vehicles, break and enters, and thefts from vehicles, occurring in the town of Ingersoll since August 1, 2013.

As a result of a thorough investigation, police have arrested and charged the two males with the following:

A 22-year-old male from Ingersoll was charged under The Criminal Code of Canada with:

• Break and Enter (2 Counts)

• Possession of  Property Obtained by Crime - Under $5,000 (5 Counts)

• Possession of  Property Obtained by Crime - Over $5,000 (3 Counts)

• Theft Under $5,000 (1 Count)

• Theft of Motor Vehicle (3 Counts)

A 26-year-old male from Ingersoll was charged under The Criminal Code of Canada with:

• Break and Enter (2 Counts)

• Possession of  Property Obtained by Crime - Under $5,000 (5 Counts)

• Possession of  Property Obtained by Crime - Over $5,000 (1 Count)

• Theft Under $5,000 (2 Counts)

• Theft of Motor Vehicle - Over $5,000 (1 Count)

• Breach of Probation (4 Counts)

Both males were held in custody and will appear to answer to the charges at the Woodstock Courthouse.

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