Arrest made in church, home break and enters

May 5, 2014   ·   0 Comments


The Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 37-year-old Orangeville man with numerous criminal charges in connection to residential and church Break and Enters in Orangeville, Shelburne and Mono.

On Monday, April 28, 2014 at approximately 11:00 a.m. police received a report that someone had attempted to break into a Fead Street residence. Police were in the area at the time of the call and located the suspect on Fifth Avenue near First Street. One male was arrested without incident.

The same suspect is accused of breaking into or attempting to break into 16 homes and five churches in Orangeville, one home and one church in Shelburne and one home in Mono.

“Our officers have been working diligently for the past few weeks to make an arrest for these incidents”, said Orangeville Police Chief Joseph Tomei.

Orangeville police officers canvassed residents, reviewed security video footage and followed up several leads regarding possible suspects. Analysis of the incidents revealed a specific area of town where most of the incidents were occurring and additional patrols were conducted which resulted in the arrest of the suspect on Monday. Orangeville Police officers worked closely with officers from the Shelburne Police Service during this investigation.

Jeremy Kyle Flear, 37, of Orangeville, is charged with several criminal offences including 28 counts of Break and Enter, one count of Possession of Break and Enter Instruments and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

Flear remains in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations.

The Orangeville Police Service wishes to thank the public for information that was provided that assisted in the investigation.

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