Cy­clist charged in thefts

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - – News Staff

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.

RICHARD MAHONEY PHOTO

POP­U­LAR BREW: Louis Cas­tonguay (left) and Kurt MacSweyn at the Wood Broth­ers Brew­ing Co., which is prov­ing the va­lid­ity of the adage “good things come in small pack­ages.” De­tails in­side.

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