Break-ins and thefts
The Hawkesbury OPP is investigating a theft of two Holstein Heifers cows that occurred sometime overnight between September 2 and 3. The investigation suggests that someone accessed the cow pen of the farm situated on Concession 5 near Hunter Road. The pen contained 10 cows and the thieves stole two.
A break-in was reported in the evening of August 26 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Someone accessed a Berthiaume Street residence by breaking in through a window. The resident heard a noise but found no one. He nonetheless noticed that someone gained entry through a window and left with a 36-inch Panasonic television.
A break-in was reported in the morning of August 27 at approximately 10 a.m. Someone accessed a Main Street apartment sometime overnight by breaking in through a window. The investigation revealed that someone gained entry through a window and left with a 32-inch Samsung television and a Sony VCR.
Officer catches thief in the act
An OPP constable was on patrol on McGill Street on Wednesday, August 27, shortly before midnight, when he noticed a 2002 Dodge Durango towing a utility trailer that had no lights connected. The truck and trailer tandem was being driven at a high rate of speed northbound on McGill Street. The officer noticed the speeding vehicle, passing on the right lane, a vehicle that was stopped at the red light at the intersection of McGill Street and Spence Avenue and consequently burned the red light. The officer went after the vehicle to investigate further. The suspicious vehicle was stopped on Nelson Street East near McGill Street. The investigation revealed that the trailer had just been stolen from a storage lot on Highway 34 just south of Hawkesbury. Tools that can assist in a break-in were found in the possession of the suspect. Marijuana was also found. Jean-François Lemieux (39 yrs) of Laval was charged. He is scheduled for a court appearance on October 15, in L’Orignal.