EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Summer is nearing and once again police will be taking a proactive approach when it comes to the rules of the road as they apply to the popular Canatara Park area. Residents should not have to deal with speeding, loud mufflers and squealing tires. On May 26th and 27th Sarnia Police along with the Ontario Provincial Police laid 19 charges during a two-day enforcement blitz in and around the park roadways .
The area will be monitored regularly. This enforcement will also involve the popular “Cove” beach area at the end of Sandy Lane, behind the apartment buildings. Part of that area belongs to the residents of the Sandy Lane apartments and the property owners have taken extra steps to ensure those residents can enjoy the beach area in a safe and pleasant manner. This includes proper signage regarding trespassing and the installation of video cameras. Police will enforce all laws as it pertains to trespassing and any liquor act violations.
As the Province prepares to lift restrictions in relation to lockdown rules, police services are prepared to continue keeping all of our roadways and all of our public parks safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorist in the upcoming summer season.
Hit and Run in Point Edward
On April 27, 2021, at approximately 9:50 AM, a gray, four door Volkswagen Passat struck two riding lawn mowers near the intersection of Front and Lite Street in the Village of Point Edward.
These mowers were being operated at the time. Luckily, no one was hurt and there was only minor damage to the vehicles. This could have been a tragic incident. The mowers were owned by the Village.
Witnesses describe the driver of the Volkswagen as a male in his mid 30’s. He appeared to be the only one in the vehicle. The Volkswagen left the crash scene and continued on, eventually turning onto Kendall Street.
If you have any information or details regarding this hit and run collision, please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or go on line at www.p3tips.com. You could be eligible for a cash reward.
Thieves Hit Habitat for Humanity Again
In the early morning hours of May 6th, 2021 an unknown person(s) broke into a storage area at the Habitat for Humanity Restore on London Line in Sarnia. The thief made off with numerous assorted DeWalt power tools and accessories.
This is not the first time that Habitat for Humanity has been victimized by thieves. ‘Habitat’ has taken measures to deter thefts and break ins and they’ll continue to increase security but this gets very costly for a non-profit organization.
In this latest incident, the suspects cut a hole in the fence, broke into one of Habitat’s handyman trailers and grabbed the DeWalt tools before fleeing on foot.
These DeWalt tools are the very tools that Habitat builders use to construct the homes that are sold to low-income, working families seeking safe and affordable housing. Through their zero-down, zero-interest mortgages and geared-to-income monthly payments, they offer their partner families a hand up…not a hand-out.
Any theft of tools from Habitat is a theft from an important community partner!
If you know who’s responsible or where the tools can be found, call Crime Stoppers! It’s anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward!
Simply call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or submit your tip online through our website.
May 14, 2021
Sometime overnight last Saturday (May 8-9) thieves stole a wood carving of a bear from the front garden of a home in Brigden. This carving stands about 4 feet tall and weighs over 200lbs. As with any carving, this is a one of a kind item that has been created by a dedicated and talented carver.
Pictures of this bear carving have been circulated on social media and it can be found on the Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers website or Facebook page as well.
We’re not going into all the “bear” puns and jokes about this theft. That’s been done online all week. Now is the time to get serious and call Crime Stoppers if you’ve seen this bear carving show up somewhere or if you know who’s responsible for this theft.
‘A1 Security’ sponsors this Crime of the Week segment each week with the hopes of solving crimes that affect our local community. Although some featured crimes involve drugs, damaged or stolen, high-priced items, this theft involves an item that has special meaning & value to its owner.
This is not the first brazen theft from a front yard and it won’t be the last.
If you’ve been thinking of getting a camera for your front door area, now might be the time. And in Sarnia, you can register your camera with the Sarnia Police Service so that investigators know who might have video evidence of these types of crimes when they occur.
Simply call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or go to the Crime Stoppers website at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org to leave a tip online. It’s easy. It’s anonymous. And it could make you eligible for a handsome cash reward.
A1 SECURITY CRIME OF THE WEEK
Selective Shoplifters at Shoppers
On April 25, 2021, around 5:30 pm, two males entered the Shoppers Drug Mart in Bright’s Grove, Ontario. Once inside, the duo separated to two separate sections of the store. One male went to the electronics area, the second to the cosmetics department.
The male suspect who was in the electronics section removed several items including a 32” Samsung TV. The male who was in the cosmetic area stole a variety of high-end fragrances. The suspects left the store without paying for a single item. The total value of all goods was almost $1,000.00.
The first suspect is described as a white male wearing a blue surgical mask, a red ball hat with “Canada” written on it in white letters, a black winter parka and gray jogging pants.
The second suspect, also described as a white male, was donning a red bandana type mask, a gray hoodie with the word “Mexico” in white letters and black Under Armour pants.
If you know who these brazen thieves are, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go on line at www.p3tips.com. You will remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a nice cash reward!
Sometime between 6 pm on April 19th and 6 am on April 20, 2021, someone stole a 2017, nineteen foot “Legend” enclosed trailer from Van Bree Enterprises. This trailer is very easy to identify with all the markings. It was taken from the property on Wisbeach Road, between Birnham Line and Brickyard Line. It was parked along the east side ditch at the time of the occurrence.
If you have any information on the people responsible for removing this trailer from private property, or if you know where this trailer is now, please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or go online at P3 Tips … You will remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward if the culprits are identified and charged.
Someone out there knows something! Make the call and make some money!
April 23, 2021
At about 7:30pm, not long after the mall had closed, this male was approached by a mall employee inside the mall near the Food Court. The suspect had just broken into a Food Court kiosk where he had stolen some of their merchandise – including 45 “protein balls” that go into a protein-packed beverage.
When spotted by the employee, our suspect left the mall through the west exit near Sport Chek… and of course, the Lambton Mall and its individual merchants are full of security cameras!
So as a result, the Sarnia Police have video footage of every step this suspect took. Check out this photo taken from the video. It shows a slim guy wearing black shoes, grey pants, a black jacket with a hoodie underneath, a black ball cap with white lettering across the front – and naturally, he was wearing a face mask over his mouth.
If you recognize this suspect or if you know who committed this break in, call Crime Stoppers! You’ll remain anonymous no matter how you give us the information… by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.p3tips.com or even download the P3 Tips app.
Lambton OPP are investigating the theft of a green John Deere gator – similar to the one shown in the picture.
This gator was stolen from a shed on the waste water treatment property in Petrolia sometime on or before April 6th. These thieves also broke in to another spot on the property and stole a significant amount of fire department training gear.
These are the types of thefts that affect every resident of Petrolia & the Township of Enniskillen. Fire training equipment is very valuable – it’s as much about the financial value as it is about the practical value of having the right equipment to train with.
The gator and the fire training equipment are not easy things to hide or to explain away. Somebody out there knows the person who suddenly came into possession of these things.
Sometimes thieves ditch or hide this type of thing until the heats off. Maybe you know where this stuff is… if so, you need to call Crime Stoppers as soon as you can. Stay anonymous and maybe even get paid for your information.
Go online at www.p3tips.com or download the P3 App and submit your tip anonymously. You can even upload pictures! Or just call us at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) any time – day or night.
DISGRACEFUL ACT OF THEFT
On April 6, 2021, officers from the Sarnia Police Service attended the cenotaph located behind the Sarnia Public Library. They were there to observe and take a report of a theft. Some unknown, despicable person or persons removed the copper rifle from the statue known as “Tommy” mounted atop the cenotaph.
This disrespectful act is shameful and cowardly and these thieves need to be located, arrested and charged accordingly.
If you have any information that could lead to the arrest of the people or persons, please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips (1-800-222-8477) or go on line at www.p3tips.com. You could be eligible for a cash reward and you will remain anonymous.
Fools Take Tools
Sometime between March 27 and March 28, 2021, unknown persons attended a construction site on Ferdinandos Crescent in the City of Sarnia. This is the area east of Modeland Road and north of Confederation Street.
While there, the thieves entered a 2015 Ford F150 pick up truck and removed several valuable tools and pieces of equipment which included a Honda Generator, a Dewalt chipper, a Hilte drill set, a Dewalt tool set and a Tapcon laser level. The total value of this lot was about $10,000.00.
The pictures shown may not be exact to those items stolen but may help in recognizing the brand.
These scoundrels need to be caught. If you know who is responsible for this bold theft, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go on line at p3tips.com. You could be eligible for a cash reward and you will remain anonymous.