The Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating a break in and theft to a home in the 900 block of Exmouth Street.
This break in took place between 6:00 p.m. on Sunday July 7th and 6:00 p.m. Monday July 8th.
The culprits gained entry by prying open a basement window to the home. Once inside they removed keys to a gray 2009 Custom Harley Davidson motorcycle. They then went to the garage and subsequently took the motorcycle.
Also taken was a Honda 4stroke trolling motor, several fishing downriggers and a gas power washer.
If you have any information regarding this crime contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You may be eligible for a cash reward.
The Lambton OPP is investigating the theft of commercial riding lawnmower in Warwick Township.
Sometime during the night of Wednesday May 29th 2019 a 2018 Hustler Super 104 yellow commercial grade riding lawnmower was taken from farm property located in the 8000 block of Zion Line in Warwick Township.
This machine is valued at $33,000.00. This is a very distinct piece of machinery and would be used for a large operation.
If you have any information regarding this crime contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org
The Sarnia Police are asking for help from the public in their investigation into a break and enter at a pharmacy on Mitton St North in Sarnia early last Friday morning – June 14th. At about 3:30 am, an unidentified person entered the pharmacy through the rear door and made off with a small quantity of merchandise after setting off the alarm.
The suspect is described as approximately 5’10”, thin, clean shaven, wearing dark pants, a dark ball cap a blue Under Armor hoodie sweat shirt with what appears to be a large ‘camo’ Under Armor logo on the front. The top of the hood also has the Under Armor logo on it.
The two photos taken from video surveillance show the suspect entering the office area in the pharmacy.
If you have any information on the identity of the person(s) responsible for this or any other crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call the Sarnia Police directly at 519-344-8861
OPP INVESTIGATING ROBBERY
Public Assistance Requested
One suspect, 33 year old Allen BOSCH of Sarnia was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
BOSCH remains in custody on these charges and will appear in court in Sarnia at a later date.
The Lambton County OPP Crime Unit is continuing to investigate and is seeking assistance from the public. If anyone has any knowledge of this incident they are asked to call the Lambton County Crime Unit at 519-882-1011 or 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.sarnialambtoncrimestoppers.org where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
On Saturday May 18th at about 11:30 pm someone smashed a large window at Coffee Culture located at Front and Lochiel Street. The suspects then entered the business and removed the cash till and fled towards the river where they dumped the tills
While officers were investigating this crime a second business in the 200 block of Cromwell Street had a window smashed and its cash registers stolen also.
These business owners now face damages in the thousands of dollars for repairs. These are hardworking members of our community that have helped downtown Sarnia become a vibrant part of our city.
If you know the miscreants responsible for this senseless crime please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or contact us on-line. You don’t leave your name or appear in court and you may receive a cash reward.
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019
A1 Security Crime of the Week
This week’s featured ‘Crime of the Week’ comes to us from the Town of Petrolia. Last Tuesday evening (May 14, 2019) just before midnight, a masked man entered a convenience store in Petrolia and he robbed the store while armed with a weapon.
It’s believed that he may have fled in an older model green pickup truck. (Suspect and truck photos below)
The suspect is described as a white male, about 6′ tall with a medium build and short dark hair. He was wearing a black & grey face mask, a dark coloured three-button style sweater, dark pants and white Nike running shoes.
The Lambton County OPP Crime Unit and Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers urge you to check out the suspect and vehicle photos online and take a good close look to see if you recognize either one. The suspect has some unique clothes on and some physical features you may recognize. And the truck itself doesn’t seem to the style you see every day.
If anyone has any knowledge of this incident they are asked to call the Lambton County OPP Crime Unit at 519-882-1011 or 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
The Sarnia Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a series of significant thefts of copper wire. Extremely heavy duty wire was cut and removed from services that run along the docks at the Sarnia Bay Marina. This wire is best described as ‘cable’ since it is about 4 inches in diameter and has 4 major copper wires running through it. Over 600 pounds of cable has been stolen in two or three separate incidents. On April 19, 2019 officers arrested and charged 4 people at the marina for this type of theft. Just days later, brazen thieves struck again and stole even more cabling from the same area.
Damage estimates are well over $250,000 and keep in mind that this marina is City of Sarnia property so, as taxpayers we are all victims of these thefts.
Copper wire thefts seem to be on the rise in the Sarnia area. If you have any information that may assist the Sarnia Police or the OPP in these types of investigations, please contact the police directly or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and get paid for information that leads to an arrest.
Below is a photo of the type of wire/cable stolen from the marina.
Two Structure Fires in the County
On March 17, 2019 between 3:45 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. members of the Lambton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended two separate locations to investigate structure fires.
At 3:45 a.m. the OPP attended the 6000 Block of Rokeby Line, Brooke-Alvinston Township to discover an abandoned farm house completely engulfed in flames. At 4:30 a.m. the OPP attended the 4000 Block of Shiloh Line, Enniskillen Township to discover another abandoned farm house completely engulfed in flames.
Both Brooke and Enniskillen Fire Departments attended the fire scenes of jurisdiction. The Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office and the OPP will continue to investigate in order to determine the cause of the fires.
The OPP are asking rural communities to be aware of suspicious vehicles and persons frequenting abandoned buildings within rural Lambton. If anyone has knowledge of these incidents, they are asked to call the OPP at 519-882-1011 or Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Sarnia Police Service is looking for two thieves involved in a south end break and enter.
At approximately 2:00 am on Wednesday March 20th two males dressed in dark clothing and wearing gloves entered a business compound located on Tecumseh Street in Sarnia. Once in the compound these low lifes began smashing out the windows of trucks and stealing power tools and wiring from the vehicles.
The company lost thousands of dollars of tools as a result of this senseless crime.
You can help this local business and make some cash by calling Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers if you can provide information that leads to the arrest of these two low lifes
March is “Fraud Prevention Month” and it’s no coincidence that it is also ‘Tax Season’ in Canada. People are still falling for the scam where they receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)– asking them to provide personal banking information or even asking them to go to their bank to send money to them.
There are even cases where the caller asks the victim to go out and purchase iTunes cards, or Google Play cards and send them on as payment for tax arrears. To most people, this is an obvious example of a scam but to some people, the threat of going to jail for unpaid taxes can be a very scary and intimidating situation. Most people are too embarrassed to report that they fell prey to this type of scam and it’s estimated that only 5% of phone scams are reported.
So, to be clear…
The CRA will never
Also, the CRA never uses text messages or instant messaging such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to communicate with taxpayers under any circumstance. If a taxpayer receives text or instant messages claiming to be from the CRA, they are scams!
If you know someone who may be vulnerable to this type of scam, Crime Stoppers urges you to have a conversation with them – filling them in on the importance of verifying the identity of callers who are trying to separate them from their money. It is very possible that the caller is using one scam or another.
Other scams are known as ‘The Loan Scam’ – the ‘Tech Support Scam’- the ‘Service Scam’ or the ‘Extortion Scam’ but the common denominator is that the victim is being manipulated by an unknown person who has one goal in mind… getting money from them.
Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre toll free at 1-888-495-8501 if you think you’ve been the victim of one of these scams or if you’d like more information on this topic.
More information can also be found online on the following websites…