STRING OF THEFTS LEADS TO STOLEN PICKUP

Haldimand OPP is investigating several thefts in Haldimand County and the recovery of a stolen vehicle from New Credit Road, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

OPP were called to MacKinnon Park Secondary School in Caledonia early Friday morning after a staff member arrived and noticed the school had been entered and property was missing.

Thieves had attended the school in a pickup truck, forced entry through a window, and stolen some electronics and accessories valued at approximately $1,000.

A couple of hours later OPP responded to Mrs. Bubbles Car Wash on Main Street North in Hagersville where thieves had stolen a coin operated machine. The machine was located later in the day by a passer-by, in a ditch on Concession 3 Townsend in Norfolk County. 

At 11:07 a.m., OPP were called to New Credit Road on Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation where a pickup truck was left in the middle of the road causing a traffic hazard.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from the Waterloo area. Officers also noticed some property in the vehicle consistent with the property that was earlier reported stolen from MacKinnon Park Secondary School. 

TWO MALES CHARGED IN ATTEMPTED ATM THEFT

Haldimand OPP has charged two men after the attempted theft of an ATM on First Line Road, Mississauga’s of the New Credit First Nation.

OPP responded to an alarm at the CIBC ATM on First Line Road in the early hours of Thursday morning. As police arrived on scene, they noticed a vehicle leaving the area south bound on Highway 6 towards Hagersville.

OPP followed the vehicle that had turned into a local business, when the suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers, with the assistance of Six Nations Police Service, patrolled the area and canvassed nearby businesses for the suspects.

OPP determined the suspects were later picked up from the Hagersville area in separate vehicles.

A check of the  vehicle left at the scene had uncovered some evidence including a long gun, and further investigation and review of evidence, along with witness reports, resulted in the identification of two male suspects.

During the course of the investigation, one of the male suspects had called into Hamilton Police Service to report their vehicle had been stolen.

OPP has charged 38-year-old Ryan Restoule of Stoney Creek with mischief under $5,000, careless storage of a firearm, and public mischief.

Also charged is 21-year-old Cory Davidson of Stoney Creek with mischief under $5,000

CHRISTMAS GRINCH STRUCK

Haldimand OPP is investigating a residential break and enter on Haldibrook Road, Caledonia, Wednesday. A resident arrived home to find Christmas presents and other belongings had been stolen.

Thieves had forced entry and removed a quantity of electronics, personal items, jewelry, currency, alcohol, medications and a firearm. The value of the items stolen is not known at this time.

SNOWMOBILE AND TRAILER STOLEN

A resident on South Coast Drive, Nanticoke called police Friday morning after they noticed their snowmobile and trailer were missing from the property.

Sometime overnight thieves had stolen a 2015 yellow Ski Doo snowmobile that was on a 2018 grey utility trailer parked in the driveway. The value of the snowmobile and trailer is estimated at $16,000.

The Haldimand OPP Crime Unit is asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or suspicious vehicles, or who may have any information regarding any of these incidents to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.