Crime in the Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas! 


 

Sometime between the 11th December and the 18th December 2017 unknown suspect(s) committed a break and enter and theft, stealing property including the following trailer and two all-terrain vehicles. See photos.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Kawartha Haliburton Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or electronically by following links.



On December 13, 2017 at approximately 8:54 a.m., members from the Haliburton Highlands OPP received a report of a break and enter at the Minden United Church on Newcastle Street in the Township of Minden Hills.

The investigation, thus far, has revealed that sometime between December 12, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and December 13, 2017 at 8:10 a.m., an unknown person(s) forced entry into the church and stole a quantity of cash and a 50" Sharp Television.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Kawartha Haliburton Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or electronically by following links.



On January 10, 2018 at approximately 7:19 a.m., members from the Haliburton Highlands OPP received a report of a break and enter at the SG Nesbitt Memorial Arena on Parkside Street in the Township of Minden Hills.

The investigation, thus far, has revealed sometime during the overnight hours on January 9, 2018 an unknown person(s) forced entry into the arena and stole a quantity of cash and caused significant damage inside the building.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Kawartha Haliburton Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or electronically by following links.



On the 13th of January, 2018, at approximately 7:41 a.m., a male and female were observed exiting Canadian Tire store on Water Street Minden with a box in their cart, containing a FLIR Imaging Infrared Thermometer in its packaging box that they did not pay for.

Descriptors of Male: approx. 50 years of age with grey hair wearing a grey coat, black hood with a plaid undershirt and blue jeans

Descriptors of Female: approx. 50 years of age with dark hair wearing a blue coat, black pants.



At 3:44am on February 19, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to a parking lot on St. Peter Street in Lindsay for a suspicious fire. When officers arrived, they discovered that two vehicles, a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle and a 2005 white Chevrolet pick up truck were both on fire. Later in the morning of February 19th the owner reported both vehicles stolen from his Elgin Street home.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating this theft and suspicious fire. Police are asking that anyone who may have information regarding either incident contact them at 705.324.5252 or if you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.



On Monday February 26, 2018 a young person contacted the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report their bike had been taken from a bike rack at a downtown Lindsay business. The bicycle is described as a lime green BMX style bicycle with black handle bars and purple spokes. There was a red bandana tied to the handlebar area and a small sticker on a number plate that reads, "Joyride".

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating this theft. Police are asking that anyone who may have information regarding this incident contact them at 705.324.5252 or if you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.



On Monday March 19th, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a business on Mount Hope Street in Lindsay.

An employee of the business reported to police that sometime between Friday March 16th and Monday March 19th the building was entered by force. Property was removed from the business by the unknown suspect. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to telephone police at (705)324-5252. Or if you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.



On Monday April 9th, 2018 the owner of a business in Lindsay contacted the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service to report the theft of a truck from the property. The owner told police that the truck was taken sometime between Friday April 6th at 2:00 p.m. and Monday April 9th at 8am. The stolen vehicle is a yellow, 2007 International truck with the license plate, “AN50641.” The truck also has a large crack running across the windshield. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating this theft and ask that anyone with information about the incident contact investigators at (705)324-5252. If you have information about this incident and you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.



April 9, 2018

KAWARTHA LAKES-Two pieces of jewelry were turned over to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service on April 7th. The jewelry had been discovered by the staff member of a Lindsay business who was assisting police with a theft investigation according to police.

It is possible that the jewelry was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the area of Kawartha Drive sometime around the 6th of April. If you believe the found jewelry may belong to you, please contact Constable Walden of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service at (705)324-5252.

If you have information about this incident and you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.



April 10, 2018

KAWARTHA LAKES-Officers, including members of the Street Crime Unit, from the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP are currently investigating thefts from homes in the area and are asking the public for help.

It’s been reported to police that a lone male person will attend the residence of an elderly person and tell them they are there to pave the driveway or to meet somebody for the sale of a product. When the resident tells them they are at the wrong address they will allegedly ask a favour to use their phone or washroom and gain access to the residence. Once inside the residence the thief will steal cash, pursues, or other products. Often the resident doesn’t realize they been victimized.

Police are asking the public to be aware of this behaviour and to report any suspicious activities – persons or vehicles – to their area police service.

Anyone having information on this crime or any others is asked to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by going to www.khcs.ca and submitting an anonymous tip online.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was kept busy on Monday April 16th during a winter storm that struck much of southern Ontario. Members of the police service responded to thirty-two winter storm related calls for service, predominately for downed wires and fallen trees. Despite the hard work of the City of Kawartha Lakes Public Works and Roads Department, snow and ice conditions continue to persist on many roadways in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, leave extra time for travel and adjust their speed to changing road conditions.



Update! (From KLPS)

Friday April 13, 2018

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

A truck which was reported stolen to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service on Monday April 9th has been recovered. Thank you to everyone who contacted the police service with information for the investigators!

SOLVED



In December 2017, Chief Hagarty contacted the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police and requested that the OPP conduct an investigation into allegations that drug exhibits had been unlawfully removed from the property and evidence storage area at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service.

That investigation has now concluded. On April 10th 2018, Detective Constable Jeff Burke was charged with Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 and Breach of Trust. He will have his first appearance in a Lindsay court on May 31st 2018. Detective Constable Burke has been suspended from duty while these charges are before the courts. An investigation into potential misconduct under the Police Services Act is continuing. Detective Constable Burke has been a member of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service for 13 years.

Chief Hagarty will be available Tuesday April 10th at 4:00 PM, at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, 6 Victoria Avenue North in Lindsay, to answer questions.

Kawartha Lakes Police officers were kept busy on Monday (April 16) during an ice-storm that hit much of southern Ontario. Officers responded to 32 storm-related calls, mostly for downed wires and fallen trees.

Police say, dangerous snow and ice conditions continue to persist on many roads in Kawartha Lakes and are encouraging drivers to plan ahead, leave extra time for travel and to adjust their speed.



Friday April 20, 2018

Arrest made following break and enter investigation

On January 23rd 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a break and enter to a business on George Street in Lindsay.

On February 12, 2018 property that was stolen from the George Street business was recovered. A suspect was identified who had been in possession of the stolen property. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service obtained a warrant to arrest the suspect. On April 19, 2018 the suspect was located in Bowmanville and arrested. Charged with theft by conversion and possession of property obtained by crime is 25-year-old David Hillier of Fenelon Falls. The accused will make his first appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice on May 24, 2018.



Arson suspected in early morning fire

During the early morning hours of Friday April 20, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, along with City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service responded to a suspicious fire at an Adelaide Street south property in Lindsay.

Shortly after 3:30am a witness observed a man throw a burning object under a parked vehicle at an Adelaide Street south residence. The witness last observed the man as he walked west on Roosevelt Street. First responders were contacted and arrived in time to extinguish the fire before it fully engulfed the vehicle. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information is asked to telephone police at (705)324-5252. Or if you wish to provide your information anonymously you can do so through Crime Stoppers at 1.800. 222.TIPS (8477) or at www.khcs.ca.

Monday April 23, 2018



On April 20th, 2018 at 10:40pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend a Lindsay residence after receiving a report that an assault had occurred. When officers arrived at the residence, they learned that the suspect responsible for the assault had fled from the home on foot. After speaking with victims inside the residence, officers determined that grounds existed to arrest the suspect for assault, theft and mischief to property. On April 21st, 2018 shortly after 1:30pm, the suspect returned to the residence where the assault had occurred. Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service attended the residence to arrest the suspect, but he again fled from the home on foot. Officers pursued the suspect through yards and streets in the area before taking him into custody. The suspect was charged with mischief under $5000, two counts of assault, theft under $5000 and failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order. The suspect was held in custody in order to attend a bail hearing on April 22nd, 2018. The suspect is related to the occupants of the home where the mischief and assault occurred, and his name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victims.



Friday April 27, 2018

Officers arrest “wanted” man at Lindsay residence

On April 26th, 2018 at 6:23pm members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service attended a residence in Lindsay in order to conduct an investigation. While officers were at the home, they recognized a man who they knew to be “wanted” on the strength of an arrest warrant for an unrelated matter. The man was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Charged with four counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order and two counts of failing to attend court, is 42-year-old Blayne William Logan of Lindsay. The Accused was held in custody and will make his first court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice on Friday 



April 27, 2018.

Boat found on property along Scugog River

On the afternoon of April 25th, 2018 an O’Reilly Lane resident found a boat along his shoreline. The boat is described as aluminum and approximately ten feet in length. There is distinct marking located on the boat. If you believe this boat could be yours, please contact Constable Corey Hildenbrand of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service at (705)324-5252.



Monday April 30, 2018

Man accused of assault and threatening to kill his family

On April 29, 2018 at 6:25am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend a Lindsay residence after an adult male occupant threatened to kill his adult brother and parents, who were also in the home. During an emergency “911” call made to police from the residence, it was also alleged that someone inside the home was armed with a weapon. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service arrived at the home and were successful in deescalating the situation. The investigating officers determined that no weapons had been involved in this incident, however one occupant of the home had been assaulted. An adult male resident of the home was arrested without incident and has been charged with three counts of uttering a threat to cause bodily harm, one count of assault and one count of threatening to damage property. The male was held in custody to attend a bail hearing on April 29, 2018. His name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victims of this incident.



Friday May 4, 2018

Month long gun amnesty has ended

During the month of April 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, in partnership with other police services in Ontario, participated in a provincial gun amnesty. The gun amnesty was implemented for any Ontario resident who wished to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. The program provided citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the April gun amnesty the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received twenty non-restricted long guns, one restricted handgun, one prohibited handgun, one prohibited weapon and several hundred rounds of ammunition. In accordance with the conditions of the gun amnesty program, all of the weapons and ammunition turned into the police service will be destroyed.



Monday May 7, 2018

After six hours of negotiation, a “wanted” man surrenders to police at Lindsay residence

On Friday May 4th, 2018 at 9:15pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received a report that an assault and theft had occurred at a Lindsay residence. The caller to “911” reported that the man responsible for the assault had left the home. Police attended the residence to speak with victims and witnesses but were unable to locate the man who was alleged to have committed the assault. On the morning of Saturday May 5th 2018, shortly after 6:00am the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service located the suspect at another Lindsay residence. After speaking briefly with officers through a closed door to the home, the suspect refused to exit the residence. A trained negotiator with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was successful in making contact with the suspect. At 12:35pm the suspect surrendered himself peacefully to police. A Lindsay man has been charged with break and enter, two counts of assault, theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime and four counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order. He was held in custody and attended a bail hearing on Sunday May 6, 2018. The man’s name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victims and witnesses.



Wind storm generates high volume of calls Friday night

During the evening of Friday May 4, 2018 a wind storm swept through the Town of Lindsay. From 6pm Friday evening until 12am Saturday morning the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service responded to twenty-one calls for service that were storm related, (downed lines, damaged utility poles or fallen trees). At one point during the evening a police vehicle was damaged after it was struck by a flying shingle from a roof in Lindsay. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service thanks the community for their patience while our officers and dispatchers responded to the high volume of calls for service.

Animals on the loose

Several non-related calls for service involving domestic animals kept the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service busy this weekend. On Saturday May 5th, 2018 officers attended a public building



May 7, 2018 Media Release Continued

on Angeline Street north in Lindsay after receiving a report that a stray-cat was wondering in and out of the facility through an automatic door. Officers were able to find the cat and turned it over to the local Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes. On Sunday May 6th, 2018 officers received the report of two horses running along Tracey’s Hill Road in Lindsay. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service attended the area and were able to locate the horse’s owner. Fortunately, the horses were returned to their lodgings without incident. And later that same day, the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of two dogs running lose in the area of Georgian Street in Lindsay. With the help of a concerned citizen, the attending officers were able to transport the dogs to the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes. The owner of stray cat has picked up their animal, but if you believe the two dogs belong to you, please contact the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes at (705)878-4618.



Tuesday May 8, 2018

Attempted theft from local business leads to arrest of Lindsay Man

On May 7, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was notified of a theft that had just occurred at a Kent Street west business in Lindsay. Police were informed by store staff that a security guard had arrested a man trying to leave the store with merchandise concealed in a bag. A member of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service attended the business and continued the arrest of the man. Charged with one count of theft under $5000 is 35-year-old Raymond Albert Smoke of Lindsay. The accused will make his first appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 14, 2018.



Monday May 14, 2018

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate Amy Paine

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Amy Paine. Amy was last seen by her family at a Lindsay address on May 13, 2018 at 6pm. Amy is described as a white woman, 5’5″-5’6″ in height, a thin build, dyed red shoulder length hair, hazel eyes and wearing glasses. Amy was wearing a black zipper hoody, black tights and black/blue Air Jordan shoes. Anyone with information about Amy is asked to contact the on-duty Sergeant at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service at (705)324-5252. You can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.



Tuesday May 15, 2018

Police continue search for 19-year-old Lindsay woman

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is continuing to make attempts to locate 19-year-old Amy Paine. Amy was last seen by her family at a Lindsay address on May 13, 2018 at 6pm. Amy is described as a white woman, 5’5″-5’6″ in height, a thin build, dyed red shoulder length hair, hazel eyes and wearing glasses. Amy was wearing a black zipper hoody, black tights and black/blue Air Jordan shoes. Anyone with information about Amy is asked to contact the on-duty Sergeant at the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service at (705)324-5252. You can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.



Man arrested for assaulting roommate

On Sunday May 13, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of an assault that occurred at a residence in Lindsay. The victim informed police that he was punched in the face by another man who was also staying at the same rental unit. On May 15, 2018 members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service located the man who was responsible for the assault. The man was arrested and has been held in custody to attend a bail hearing. Charged with one count of assault and one count of failing to comply with a probation order is a 33-year-old Lindsay man. The name of the accused is not being released in order to protect the identity of the victim.



Have you seen this bike around town?

On May 14, 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of theft that occurred on William Street north in Lindsay. Between the hours of 8:00pm and 9:20pm the owner of a Rocky Mountain RSL Element 970 bicycle attended a business on William Street north. The bicycle was secured to a bike rack on the roof of the complainant’s vehicle. When the owner of the bicycle returned to his vehicle he found that his bicycle had been stolen. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is asking that anyone with information about this theft contact Sergeant Nicole Bird at 705-324-5252. You can also provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.



Friday May 18, 2018

Search ends for 19-year-old Lindsay woman

On Thursday May 17, 2018 a 19-year-old missing Lindsay woman returned to her home. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service wishes to thank the members of the community who contacted our investigators with information.



Man arrested for causing a disturbance

On Thursday May 18, 2018 at 9:00pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was called to attend a street in the north ward of Lindsay in response to reports of an intoxicated male screaming and shouting. When officers arrived in the area they were informed a man had been shouting at local residents and attempting to start a fight. The man was located a short time later, and despite the presence of police the man continued to shout and disturb local residents. The man was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance. 50-year-old Dean Gonsalves of Lindsay will make his first appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 21st.



Protect your property!

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service continues to receive reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles. Theft from vehicles is a preventable crime and the simplest way to protect your property is to lock your doors. There are other steps to consider as well, such as parking your vehicle indoors or in a well-lit area and keeping valuables such as loose change or wallet out of plain view. However, simply locking your doors and keeping your windows rolled up will protect your property from theft. Lock it or lose it!


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