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Police remind local residents to lock cars

November 28, 2019   ·   0 Comments

After several reports of thefts from vehicles last week, the Orangeville Police Service has reminded residents to lock their vehicles or risk losing valuables.

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, police received reports from eight residents that their vehicles had been entered and items removed overnight. The thefts are believed to have occurred sometime between 9:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Four of the thefts occurred on Lisa Marie Drive with another four occurring on Eastview Crescent. None of the vehicles were damaged, leaving police to believe that in all the incidents the vehicles had been left unlocked. Loose change, credit cards and cellular phones are among the items taken.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone with further information.

Property crimes are the number one reported crime in Orangeville and in most communities. Such crimes can often be avoided by ensuring that valuables are removed from vehicles and that doors are locked when not in use. In addition to vehicles, it is good practice to lock backyard sheds and garages.

With colder weather in the near future, residents are also reminded to not leave vehicles running unattended while warming up in driveways or while making brief stops at retail stores. Leaving vehicles running, with keys in the ignition, offers an opportunity for a crime to occur.

Residents are also encouraged to be vigilant for suspicious people and vehicles in their neighborhoods. If you witness any suspicious activity, please call police.

Anyone having information regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the OPS at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

P.E.I. man charged with 

impaired driving 

Orangeville Police have charged a 31-year-old Prince Edward Island man with impaired driving as a result of a single-vehicle collision last Saturday morning.

At about 5:50 a.m., police received a call to attend the Canadian Tire parking lot, 99 First Street, regarding a pickup truck that drove over a curb and struck a bush. A male driver was observed in the vehicle with a decreased level of consciousness. Orangeville Fire and Dufferin Paramedics also attended to assess any injuries.

As a result of the police investigation the lone male was arrested for impaired driving.

Jesse Donald Huestis, 31, of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, is charged with operation of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and operation while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration over 80  mg/100 mL. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on December 3, to answer to the allegations.



         

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