On June 22, 2021, Sarnia Police began an investigation involving reports of stolen bicycles. These bikes were being stored at an apartment complex located in the 200 block of Front Street in Sarnia. The building had video security cameras and the thieves were captured on surveillance footage.
One male suspect was observed entering the parking garage area. He was wearing beige pants, a black jacket with a hood, running shoes and a white ball cap. This male can be seen cutting the lock off the bike and leaving the area.
A second male is observed on the surveillance camera. This thief is wearing a ball cap and dark clothing. He steals another bike and leaves the area.
A couple of hours later, another male is observed. This guy is wearing dark pants, white Nike shoes and a white and black Aero hoodie. He cut the lock on a mountain bike. A short time later, a fourth person is seen. This person has short dark hair, is wearing blue shorts, a white tee shirt with black sleeves and has on dark shoes. Two bikes are removed.
Four male suspects take 5 bikes in total. The bikes that were taken were:
A man’s CCM Apex Dual suspension mountain bike, dark gray with red brake lines
A woman’s Supercycle with a front basket. Baby blue in colour
A man’s black Diaeora Hybrid with red graphics, a water bottle holder and yellow cell phone holder
There is no description available on the remaining two bikes.
Take a look at the photos. Maybe you know or recognize these bold bandits. You will remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Give us a call at 1-800-222-TIPS (222-8477) or go on line at www.p3tips.com. Do the right thing!
Crime of the Week
Sometime overnight on June 1, 2021, a thief struck in York Crescent area of Sherwood Village in Sarnia. At least one car was broken into while the owners were asleep.
The thief or thieves rummaged through the console and the glovebox, dumping everything onto the passenger seat.
Stolen from the car was a pair of “Java” brand headphones, a power/charging bank and the victim’s identification including credit and debit cards.
At 2:20 am, the culprits attended at the nearby Mac’s Convenience Store located on the corner of Finch Dr and Wellington Street, using the victim’s credit card to purchase $85.00 worth of merchandise.
A review of the convenience store surveillance video shows a female, without a mask on, using the card stolen credit card.
Check out this surveillance photo and call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) if you know who this person is.
Or head over to our website SUBMIT TIP and leave your tip using the anonymous link. It’s so easy now to provide your information and make money doing it.
In last week’s installment of the A1 Security Crime of the Week, Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers took the opportunity to remind everyone that it was ‘Water Safety Week’, an annual campaign to educate Canadians on how to stay safe around water and prevent drowning incidents.
Every year, approximately 520 Canadians die needlessly in unintentional water-related fatalities. Sadly, a high percentage of these preventable water-related fatalities consist of young children, almost always due to lack of or inadequate supervision.
A record number of backyard pools are being installed in Sarnia and Lambton County and many new pool owners are first-time “pool families”. Owning a pool can be a blessing on these hot and humid days but pool ownership also carries huge responsibilities for the safety of everyone who swims there – including the neighbour kids and any other visitors.
Water Safety Week is a reminder that although safety begins at home, it extends to the beach, the lake, boating, safety equipment and water sports. The OPP continues to patrol our waterways with an eye to enforcement and education.
Operating a boat or watercraft while impaired can lead to serious or even fatal consequences and Crime Stoppers urges you to report “Impaired Boating” incidents for the protection of all.
Learn the rules and recommendations that will help you enjoy a safe summer on the water – in the backyard, at the cottage or at our local beaches…
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.