More Graffiti in Petrolia… UPDATE >>> CRIME SOLVED
Petrolia businesses and privately owned buildings continue to be the target of spray painted graffiti on their outside walls. Earlier this spring residents began to notice a pattern of the same design being spray painted on walls all around town.
Lambton OPP are investigating as the number of incidents keeps rising. The logo, shown in pictures here has been painted on at least 10 surfaces around town. GIZMO appears to be the tag.
Victims of these crimes are stuck with either leaving the unsightly graffiti on the walls or repainting the entire area. Removal is not usually an option. Either way, the costs add up for these businesses – most of who are just barely hanging on as it is.
Let’s look out for one another during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We probably won’t catch the ‘perp’ in the act but we might hear something – or our kids or family members might hear about who’s doing this. Whoever is behind this probably isn’t by himself/herself when it occurs… or at least he/she has been bragging about it >>> that’s for sure.
All lot of these crimes are solved just by someone calling Crime Stoppers. Now you can just log in at www.p3tips.com and submit your tip online… or call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) – either way, you stay anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, boom, you’re eligible for a CA$H reward… Win-Win.
We would like to let everyone know that Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers continues to receive and direct your tips throughout this COVID-19 global pandemic. Our Board of Directors will continue to approve reward payouts for tipsters whose information leads to an arrest are still eligible for cash rewards!!
We can still be reached through social media – Facebook @lambtoncrimestoppers and Twitter @lambtoncrime
FUNDRAISING: Normally we would be hosting a Rock n Bowl event in the spring but it has been postponed. Our Virtual Jail n Bail was scheduled for June this year and it too has been postponed. Our Cruise for Crime this summer is currently under review. We are hoping that our popular Golf Tournament on September 10, 2020 is still a “go”.
We wish you good health throughout this pandemic and hopefully we can all get back to normal operations very soon.
A1 Security Crime of the Week
The Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the theft of electronics in the city.
On February 23, 2020, two suspects, a male and female, entered a store located at Lambton Mall and attended the electronic section of the store.
The suspects were able to unlock a display case and stole several Garmin watches and headphones.
The couple is believed to be involved in thefts from stores across Ontario and maybe operating a white SUV style vehicle.
If you have any information regarding this crime contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com.
The Sarnia Police Service has an open robbery case from November 24, 2019, that occurred shortly after midnight, at the Petro Canada Gas Bar located on UBE Drive in the City of Sarnia.
Upon arriving on scene the officers spoke to the cashier who was suffering from the effects of being peppered sprayed.
From information received and photos from the surveillance camera, the male suspect was wearing grey gloves, a black winter coat, with a hoodie pulled tightly around his face, and a mask. The suspect demanded cash and then pepper sprayed the victim.
The suspect then left the store in a dark coloured single cab pickup truck and headed south on Airport Road.
The Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigation Unit continues to investigating the incident and is looking for the public’s assistance.
If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime they are asked to contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.p3tip.com
Please find photos of the suspect attached below.
Break In at Mitton St Shoppers Drug Mart
Sarnia Police & Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for breaking into the Shoppers Drug Mart on Mitton St south last Monday night. At about 1:00 am, (Tuesday morning) the suspect broke the front door window at Shoppers Drug Mart and ran into the store, jumped up on the cashier’s counter and grabbed two boxes containing electronic devices. He jumped back down and scurried back out the way he entered, jumped on his bike and rode off southbound into the night.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark hoodie with a white string, blue jeans, black gloves, black shoes with red on the outside and a dark ball cap.
There has been a pharmacy at this location, serving Mitton Village and beyond for over 40 years. We don’t need people like this guy causing damage and stealing goods from a store that has withstood the test of time in our increasingly popular Mitton Village. So many people are working so hard to showcase this vibrant community, and we have to endure the likes of thieves like this?
Check out the video on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page. You’ll see that it took less than a minute from the time the thief appears at the front of the store until he makes his getaway on his bicycle. The video doesn’t show the culprit’s face but it gives you a good look at his clothing and his methods… share the video on Facebook and let’s generate some civic pride – hopefully enough that someone will turn him in after he brags about his misdeeds.
The Sarnia Police Service needs your assistance in locating a wanted person.
Jason Adam WALIGORA, 33 years of age, is wanted on a warrant for the following charges:
1) Three counts of fraud under $5000
2) Two counts of breach of probation.
If anyone has any information regarding the location of WALIGORA they are please asked to contact the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861, extension 0, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Please find a photo attached below.
See our post on Facebook as well… https://www.facebook.com/pg/lambtoncrimestoppers/posts/?ref=page_internal
Debit Card Thief in Town
On January 14, 2020 the guy shown in this photo was using a debit card that had been stolen just hours before. Several large purchases were made in a short period of time, prompting the issuing bank to alert the debit card owner. The owner of the debit card discovered that the card had been stolen from a motor vehicle overnight.
It didn’t take long to find the video related to these unauthorized purchases. Note that the suspect has tattoos on his neck and hands.
If you know who the suspect is in this photo, please contact the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861 ext 6159 or if you would like to be eligible for a cash reward, simply contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or log on to www.p3tips.com and submit your tip online… it’s that easy.
Theft of bicycle sometime during January 9th in the Wellington and College Street area.
The bicycle is a very distinctively customized BMX style Fit Bike Dugan 1 2017 Edition.
The bicycle has a red/orange frame with silver cranks and black pedals, brown leather seat, chrome handlebars with green and black grips, black tires on chrome rims and a black rear brake lever on the right handlebar.
If you know anything regarding this crime, do the right thing and call Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com
You may be eligible for a cash reward.
The Sarnia Police Service is currently investigating the theft of a motorcycle and they are appealing to the public for assistance in locating the motorcycle.
The theft occurred sometime between December 16, 2019, at 10:30 p.m. and December 17, 2019, at 7:05 a.m. from a residence in the 600 block of Indian Road North.
The motorcycle is described as a 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan VD9 900CC with Ontario licence plate number 3L9J7. The motorcycle is black in colour and has red along the sides. There is a missing silver stud on the back seat rest but the bike is well maintained. There are also two saddlebags on the motorcycle.
If you have any information that can help solve this crime please contact Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online www.p3tips.com
You never need to reveal your identity or appear in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward.