Cyclist charged in thefts
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment has arrested a 31-year-old Cornwall man last week in connection with a recent string of thefts by a cyclist from vehicles in the Bayview Estates subdivision in South Glengarry.
Jason Jenkins was charged with 15 counts of theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle, 17 counts of trespassing by night, five counts of possession of property obtained by crime, and one count each of mischief under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance.
He was arrested just after 3:30 a.m. July 3 after police responded to a report of a theft in progress on Page Drive in Glen Walter.
An investigation revealed that a homeowner confronted a suspect as he was attempting to take items from the home owner’s vehicle.
The suspect subsequently fled, but was picked up by police a short distance away.
Further investigation revealed that the accused was allegedly responsible for additional thefts in the area – involving cash, wallets, tools and fishing gear being taken from parked vehicles on Samuel Drive, Sapphire Drive, Vivian Circle and Wendy Street in Bayview Estates on the night of June 30-July 1 – as well as thefts on the evening of July 2.
Police were first alerted when a man riding a red mountain bike was seen stealing items from vehicles.
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