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.