Baysville break-ins result in 2 youths being charged

BAYSVILLE — Two youths have been charged with seven break-ins, that also included the theft of a vehicle, say police.

Seven break-ins have resulted in the arrest of two youth, who were also charged with stealing a vehicle.

On February 2 at 10:30 p.m., officers from the Huntsville OPP detachment responded to a break and enter at a residence in Baysville.

Their investigation revealed that several homes had been broken into and two young people have been charged with the following offences:

Youth 1: Break and enter x7

–      Trespassing at night x3

–      Mischief over $5,000

–      Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

–      Theft of a motor vehicle

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Youth 2: Break and enter x7

–      Trespassing at night x3

–      Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

–      Theft under $5,000

–      Theft of a motor vehicle

The Huntsville OPP would like to pass on a few crime prevention tips

–      Call 911 if you witness a crime in progress or a possible crime in progress (e.g., break and enter).

–      Lock It OR Lose It! Secure your vehicles & home

–      Increase street visibility around your house so that neighbours and others can see if someone is in your yard or trying your door locks.

–      When not at home leave lights on, get your mail collected, and take other steps to make it look like someone is home.

–      Target harden your home with outside lighting, good locks, alarms, and other home protection devices.

–      Reach out, volunteer, and participate in your community.

–      Get to know your neighbours – organize a block party or a fall clean up.

–      When you see something suspicious, don’t hesitate to call police – promptness promotes prevention.