On January 3, a 30-year-old man from North Glengarry Township was arrested while allegedly removing items from a vehicle parked on Main Street in Alexandria.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry detachment arrested him at approximately 9:12 a.m., after receiving a report of the suspected theft. The accused has been charged with “theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle,” “possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000” and nine counts of failure to comply with previous probation orders.

“He’s well-known to police. He was successfully intercepted and arrested, and all of the (stolen) property was accounted for,” said OPP Constable Joel Doiron.

Doiron referred to the alleged theft as an isolated incident. The suspect was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, in Cornwall. “We have other similar incidents of thefts, but they take place a little bit all over,” said Doiron. In order to minimize your chance of becoming a victim of car theft, Doiron suggests drivers lock their vehicle doors and to remove valuable items from view.