Suspects With Cutting Torch
On November 25th, 2020, two males attempted to gain entry into a car wash coin machine on London Road in Sarnia. They tried to cut open the coin box by using a portable oxy acetylene cutting torch but were unsuccessful.
One suspect wore beige overalls with a black sweater or coat underneath. He had a grey hood and he held up a large blue blanket to give cover to the 2nd suspect who did the cutting with the torch. This 2nd suspect was dressed in all black clothing including a hooded coat.
Later the same night, suspects used a cutting torch to attempt to break into an ATM machine at a banking vestibule on Confederation St. They were unsuccessful in this attempt as well.
These attempted thefts are believed to involve a black Chevrolet pickup truck that was stolen a couple of nights earlier.
Check out the video surveillance footage at https://youtu.be/pWXari-GKnc
If you have any information that may assist the police in these investigations, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)
You could earn a cash reward. All calls are anonymous and you’ll never have to go to court. Make the call and make some money!
The Sarnia Police Service and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a series of house fires over a two night period earlier this week.
Early Monday morning (November 2nd) firefighters responded to a townhouse on fire in the 400 block of Kathleen Ave at about 2:30 AM. Shortly after that, at about 4:30 AM another home was reported on fire in the 600 block of Rayburne Ave – less than 2km north of the first fire.
The Rayburne Ave fire completely destroyed the home and caused significant damage to adjacent properties. Nobody was injured in either incident.
The very next night – in the early morning hours of November 3rd, firefighters responded to active structure fires in the townhouses on Lanark Cres in Sarnia. Two units suffered extensive damage and adjacent units were also damaged by the fire. No one was injured in either of these fires.
House fires always have the potential to endanger the lives of the occupants, their neighbours and of course the fire fighters involved in responding to and suppressing the fire.
The origin of these fires is under investigation and multiple agencies are involved in the investigation.
If you have any information that may assist the investigation, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip online at www.p3tips.com
BREAK AND ENTER
Sometime between October 17th and October 18th, 2020, unknown persons broke into a home under construction in the Heritage Park Subdivision located near Modeland Road and Confederation.
Several pieces of construction equipment were stolen from the jobsite. These include space heaters, industrial exhaust fans and long extension cords. Attempts were also made to steal copper piping.
Value of these goods is estimated to be approximately $1,000.00.
If you have any information on who may be responsible for this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A 1 Security Crime of the Week
On October 8, 2020, shortly after 6:00 PM, someone stole a 1972 hot pink Chevrolet Chevelle from the northwest parking lot of the Lambton Mall, near the Galaxy Cinemas. The male suspect is described as being skinny, approximately 5′ 10″, wearing a black hoodie and jeans.
The stolen vehicle is very distinguishable by the colour alone, let alone the make and age of it. The car was in excellent condition.
If you have any information in relation to this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 519-222-8477.
October 8, 2020
At about 4:00 am on Thursday, October 1st an unknown female entered the Mac’s convenience store on Cathcart Blvd near Colborne Rd in Sarnia.
She purchased almost $100 worth of merchandise and paid with a credit card that had been stolen hours earlier from a vehicle in the north end of Sarnia.
This same credit card was used but ‘declined’ at a 7-11 convenience store an hour later.
At about 6:00 am a stolen debit card was used at another Mac’s convenience store where it was accepted for a purchase of almost $100 again.
This female suspect was wearing a light grey or pale blue hoodie under a black quilted jacket. She also had on black tights with the Adidas logo on the ankle of each leg. She had on white running shoes with red tabs on the back. She was carrying a large grey purse over her right shoulder, resting on her left hip and she wore eyeglasses the entire time.
Check out the pictures below or the full video on our Facebook page. If you have information on this or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip online at www.p3tips.com
Both methods are completely ANONYMOUS and you may be eligible to receive a reward of up to $2,000
Instead of featuring a recent crime, we’ve decided to promote this recently introducedprogram at the Sarnia Police Service
Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers together with Allstate Insurance – (Sarnia Agency) is proud to support the Sarnia Police Service ‘Security Camera Registry’
More and more people have security cameras in their homes these days. We’ve all seen videos online showing a thief or violent thug in the act of a crime or running away right after. Maybe footage from YOUR video camera could be helpful to the police… in one of their many different investigations.
Participation in this exciting program is VOLUNTARY ! If a crime is committed and video is located in the area, the owner or lessee of the premises may be contacted to allow investigators to view the video footage.
You could help solve crime and make your neighborhood a safer place!
So, if you
Over 150 people have signed up so far! To register… just fill in the online form and if something serious happens in your area, you may be approached by the investigators asking if you’d like to check your video footage to see if you captured anything on your camera. It’s that easy.
Sign up today and help the police to help you !!
Watch for the information pamphlet distributed in your Bluewater Power bill
On September 18, 2020, unknown suspects forced their way into a home in the 300 block of London Road in Sarnia. This break and enter occurred sometime between 4 pm and 9 pm. The criminal or criminals likely gained access in to the house through a window by ripping the screen.
Items that were taken included jewelry, electronic equipment and a guitar. Some of the jewelry had special markings that make them identifiable to the owner.
If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com.
Lambton OPP are investigating an armed robbery that took place in Petrolia in the early morning hours of September 15, 2020.
Officers were called to the Circle K Convenience Store in Petrolia’s downtown core around 5:30 AM. A masked individual had already fled the scene. The suspect was armed with a weapon and robbed the store of cash and tickets.
A photo of the suspect is shown below after being captured on store video.
If you have any information that could help police solve this robbery, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.p3tips.com.
Stabbing on September 1st.
On September 1, 2020, at approximately 12:15 AM, two men in their early 20’s were stabbed near the Eastland Plaza on Indian Rd near Devine St. in Sarnia.
Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and one of them was treated and released from the hospital.
It is believed that a group of five or more individuals were involved in the assault and fled the scene on foot.
If you have any information about this or any other crime, contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip online at www.p3tips.com
Email Scams Continue…
Even during these troubling times, the “email scams” continue to roll into your inbox. Some are cleverly worded in an effort to either gain access to your computer, to get your personal information or to get you to send money to them.
Some scams however are so obvious that they are almost funny. Take for instance the email that was sent to Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers last week… This email politely explained that there was an explosive device in the building and it would go off if Crime Stoppers didn’t pay them $20,000 in Bitcoin. They even went so far as threatening to detonate the device if there was any suspicious activity or police attending the building!!
Needless to say, there are plenty of police officers at the Police Station and there was never any explosive device involved in this scam – because that’s what this is… a SCAM.
This one may not fool anyone but others are not as easy to spot. Stay vigilant and suspicious of emails or texts that ask you for your personal information or money.
Stay informed… The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre just published a new FRAUD ALERT on their website at Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre .