Unfortunately, break and enters continue to be a problem with individuals steeling anything they can get their hands on. The following are two examples of what we investigate and deal with on a regular bases.
Sometime between 6:00 pm on July 1, 2018 and 6:30 am on July 2, 2018, a suspect or suspects smashed in the front door to a residence in the 500 block of Cathcart Boulevard. From there a small black safe containing jewelry and a passport were taken. Also taken was another jewelry box also containing more jewelry.
If anyone has any information regarding this break and enter or any other break and enter they are please asked to contact the Sarnia Police at 519-344-8861, extension 0 or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
On another note, on June 30, 2018, at approximately 1:00 am a member of the Sarnia Police Service COPPS Unit was conducting surveillance at the south end of Christina St. South regarding ongoing complaints of theft of copper from an industrial building. At this time the officer observed someone running through the grassy area around the building but it was unknown where they went.
Later on the officer received information that flashlights were being used inside the building and the sound of saws were also heard. At 3:30 am officers attend the building where two males were located in the process of stealing copper wiring from the building. The two males were taken into custody without incident. Also located were a number of tools that were being used to strip the wiring. The officers found that several hundred pounds of wiring had already been stripped from the building. One of the suspects was in possession of a small quantity of Methamphetamine.
In this matter Timothy Charles Baxter, 43 years of age, was arrested and charged with break and enter, possession of break in instruments, mischief over $5,000, possession of methamphetamine, and breach of recognizance times three.
Also arrested and charged was Derrick Albert Oliver, 38 years of age, for break and enter mischief over $5,000, possession of break in instruments, and breach of undertaking.