Theft of Copper Wire on September 26/2018
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 a male suspect broke into the fenced power transmission compound at the rear of Eastland Plaza at 260 Indian Rd S – at Devine St in Sarnia. This is an outdoor compound which houses dangerous, high voltage equipment. It is protected by cement block walls, a locking wooden gate and barbed wire around the perimeter. There is even a sign reading “Danger! Bluewater Power”.
Surveillance video shows a good profile picture of the suspect working away inside the compound. The suspect managed to remove a section of very heavy cable and another section of slightly lighter cable. This theft was very risky and the copper stolen has considerable value as scrap. Although the cable in the picture is yellow, the stolen cable may not be the same colour.
In the photo, you can see that this was a clean shaven white male wearing a blue and red horizontal striped hoodie, a grey, flat-brimmed ball cap, and dark pants or shorts.
If you have any information about who this suspect may be, please contact Crime Stoppers at 519-332-8477 or the Sarnia Police Service directly at 519-344-8861.
Remember, you can submit your tip anonymously through our website at Crime Stoppers Tip … no name, no court, just cash for your tips!
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Sample size of 50 MCM wire (shown in yellow above)
Lambton County OPP is reporting a spree of thefts from parking lots and businesses in the Village of Point Edward.
Over a ten day period they have responded to six calls regarding thefts of bicycles, electronic devices and car batteries.
Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and remove valuables or hide them from plain view.
Police ask you to report any suspicious activity immediately.
If you have any information regarding the losers committing these thefts you can contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to our website sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org to submit an anonymous tip.
The Sarnia Police Service continues to investigate a homicide that occurred 30 years ago this week.
Morag Davies,a real estate agent and former nurse, was stabbed to death in her Retlaw Drive home in the north end of Sarnia on August 25 1988.Morag was last seen on August 23 1988 and when she failed to show up at work two days later, co-workers attended her residence and found her murdered. The Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigations Division has worked on this case since it occurred. Last year a detective was assigned to the case fulltime and worked the case until their retirement. The case has since been turned over to Detective Staff Sergeant Leo Murphy.
If you have any information regarding this crime you are asked to contact Sarnia Police or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also leave a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org
Stolen Cargo Trailer
Sometime overnight on July 29-30th, a cargo trailer belonging to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton was stolen from behind their administration building on Exmouth St near Oxford St in Sarnia. The lock on the trailer hitch assembly was cut off and the licence plate was later recovered on East St.
The trailer is seen in this picture being loaded with empty beer cans and bottles as part of a ‘Bottle Drive Fundraiser’ to purchase an Accessible Van for people they support. In fact, the trailer was almost half full at the time it was stolen. The Community Living logo is seen on the side of the trailer but it has likely been removed or covered up by now.
This is a white 5 ft x 10 ft cargo trailer with rear doors and a door on the passenger side. With a value of over $4,000, it will take a lot more fundraising to replace it.
Community Living is a non-governmental organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with an intellectual and/or other disability and their families and they rely heavily on the generosity of others through fundraising and donations. Their role in our community has far reaching effects throughout Sarnia Lambton.
This isn’t just a theft of a trailer from a local business, it’s a theft from our entire community.
If you have any information about where this trailer is or who is responsible for this disgraceful act, please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or the Sarnia Police directly.
Somebody knows something about this. Please ‘share’ or ‘like’ Crime Stoppers posts and tweets to get the word out far and wide.
A big “thank you” goes out to Wayne Skinner and Industratech for lending Community Living a replacement trailer to continue the Bottle Drive Fundraiser.
Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers is reaching out for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for a break and enter that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.
At about 2:20 in the afternoon an unknown male removed a screen from a ground level window of a home in the Mayfair Drive / Queen Elizabeth II Public School area of Sarnia. Once inside, the suspect stole a woman’s purse before running out the door and fleeing into the Queen Elizabeth II schoolyard. A witness describes him as being tall, darker skin tone, dark pants, green sweater and a dark backpack.
He then jumped on his bicycle, met up with another male and they both took off on separate bikes. The second guy was wearing shorts and a neon green shirt. He was on a lighter coloured bike.
This break-in happened in the middle of the afternoon and witnesses got a good look at the suspects. Somebody out there knows who these two suspects are. They’ve likely bragged about this theft to a lot of people in the last week or so. Please share or retweet this so we can get the word out and hopefully solve this crime!
If you have any information that may help to identify these thieves, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Sarnia Police Service directly.
The Sarnia Police Service is currently investigating a serious robbery involving violence with a metal rod and an axe. The offence took place on July 19, 2018 at a motel room in the 1600 block of London Road in Sarnia.
The 29 year old male victim was taken to Bluewater Health with life-threatening injuries. He has since been released from the hospital. The second victim, a 22 year old female was uninjured in the attack.
Two of the three suspects have been arrested and charged with numerous criminal offences including aggravated assault, robbery, and break and enter. Natasha BRENNAN – age 21 and James Allan WHITE – age 33 are in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
The third suspect, Kevin Martin SIMPSON – age 32 years of Corunna is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for the same violent criminal code charges. See photo below.
If you know where Kevin SIMPSON is or where he can be found, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at Tip Submit or contact the Sarnia Police Service. Do not approach SIMPSON – he should be considered dangerous!
The Sarnia Police Service is investigating a break enter and theft that occurred on July 22nd 2018 in the 300 block of Front Street North.
At around 4:22 a.m. the male suspect was seen entering the main entrance of a condominium building and walking towards the entrance to the parking garage. A short time later a 2015 Nissan Titan ProX four door dark blue pick-up truck was seen leaving the garage. This truck was reported stolen a few hours later.
The suspect is described as having a slim build wearing a grey and red Chicago Bulls hat, plain white T-shirt, black shorts, black socks and red and white sneakers. The suspect had a slight moustache and a goatee.
The suspect had been dropped off in the area by a black Audi which had been reported as stolen in London. That vehicle has since been recovered.
If you can assist with solving this crime contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477or submit a web-tip.
Help combat the abuse of prescription drugs in our community.
Diversion occurs in a variety of ways. Its abuse is often overlooked by the thinking that if a doctor prescribes the drug, and a pharmacist dispenses the medication, it can’t be abused. Trying to understand that the top prescription drugs of abuse are every bit as addictive, abused and valuable as illicit drugs is sometimes difficult to comprehend.
Most pharmaceuticals abused are diverted by doctor shopping, forged prescriptions and theft. To reduce the occurrence of pharmaceutical diversion by doctor shopping and prescription fraud, almost all provinces have established prescription monitoring programs that facilitate the collection, analysis, and reporting of information regarding pharmaceutical drug prescriptions.
Controlled prescription drug classes which are commonly diverted include:
• Benzodiazepines – diazepam, temazepam, clonazepam, sedatives
• Opioids – fentanyl, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine
• Stimulants – amphetamine, methylphenidate, and modafinil – prescribed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy
• Prescription sleep medications- including zolpidem (Ambien), Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
It’s up to all of us to take action against medicine abuse. The best place to start is within your own home by ensuring that you’re aware of the medication in your home as well as by talking with your kids and family about the dangers of medicine abuse.
On Tuesday July 10th, 2018 between the hours of 5pm and 6pm an unknown male suspect on a mountain bike, attended the area of Mayfair Drive and Lansdowne Avenue.
The suspect approached an elderly female victim in the backyard at a residence in this area and asked for a glass of water.
The victim gave the male a glass of water, and then asked to use the victim’s bathroom. The victim allowed the male into the residence.
While inside the residence, the female victim was assaulted by the male suspect. The suspect left shortly afterwards, with some personal property of the victim.
The following day, on Wednesday July 11th, between 8pm and 9pm, the same male suspect re-attended the victim’s residence and knocked on the backyard window.
The Sarnia Police were immediately notified and attended the area, however, the suspect was gone upon police arrival. The victim did not let the male into the residence and nothing was taken during this second incident.
The suspect is described as a white male, thin build, between late 20s and 40 years of age, clean shaven. He was riding an older style darker colored mountain bike.., possibly red/orange in color.
If you can help identify this suspect, please contact Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave an anonymous tip online. Online Web Tip
The Sarnia Police Service needs your help to identify the culprit responsible for a recent break and enter in the city’s northend.
Sometime between 6:00 pm on July 1, 2018 and 6:30 am on July 2, 2018, a suspect or suspects smashed in the front door of a residence located in the 500 block of Cathcart Boulevard. Once inside, a small black safe containing jewelry and a passport were taken. The culprit also took a jewelry box which contained more jewelry.
If you have any information that can assist in solving this crime call Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477