Break-in artists targeted two downtown churches

April 2, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Police Service is investigating recent break-ins at two churches in tdowntown Orangeville.

On March 18, police received a report that the Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church on John Street had been broken into sometime between 8 p.m. on March 17 and 9 a.m. on March 18. The culprit(s) gained access through a window and made off with a small amount of cash.

Then on Monday March 31, police received a report that Westminster United Church on Broadway had been broken into sometime between 6 and 7 p.m. that day.

As in the incident from March 18, the culprit(s) entered the building through a window and made off with a small amount of cash.

Police say they have no suspects at this time and are asking to hear from anyone that may have noticed suspicious activity around the two churches during the time frames mentioned.

Anyone having information with regards to either one of these incidents is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.crimestopperssdm .com.

In other police news, last Thursday evening, Dufferin OPP Officers were conducting speed enforcement on Airport Road north of Hwy 89 when they observed a southbound vehicle travelling well in excess of the posted 80km/h speed limit.  When they activated radar the vehicle was clocked doing 157 km/h, nearly twice the legal limit.

Stopping the 2013 black Kia on the west shoulder of Airport Road, the officers found obvious signs of intoxication by alcohol. Police say he was unsteady on his feet as he exited the vehicle and was arrested for impaired driving. He was taken to hospital with medical issues and later blood samples were taken. Charged with the criminal offences of dangerous and impaired driving, he was released on a promise to appear and will make his first court appearance in Orangeville on April 15.

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