On October 8, 2016, shortly after 7:30 a.m., members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began responding to a rash of thefts from motor vehicles that had occurred the night prior in the City of Elliot Lake.
The thefts of motor vehicles occurred in the areas of Ottawa Avenue, Athens Road, London Crescent, Hutchison Avenue, Diefenbaker Road and Washington Crescent.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. police arrested a male at a residence on Washington Crescent.
As a result, a 17 year old male from Sudbury, Ontario, was charged with:
- Assault Peace Officer, contrary to section 270(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
- Theft over $5000 from a Motor Vehicle (X2), contrary to section 334(a) of the (CC);
- Theft Under $5000 from a Motor Vehicle (X4), contrary to section 334(b) of the CC;
- Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, contrary to section 3543(1)(a) of the CC;
- Mischief – Interfere with any Person in Lawful Enjoyment or Operation of Property Under $5000 (X7), contrary to section 430(4) of the CC; and
- Fail to Comply with Sentence (X2), contrary to section 137 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA);
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake December 6, 2016.
OPP remind vehicle owners to lock their unattended vehicles at all times, even in your own driveway. It only takes seconds for a theft to occur. Police do not want you to lose items in your vehicle you worked hard to own. Items such as loose change, purses and wallets, packsacks, or any items of value should be removed from your vehicle whenever you park it for any length of time. If for some reason you must leave these items, conceal them so that they do not tempt “would-be” thieves from taking them.