Russell County Ontario Provincial Police caught two people stealing cooking oil from an Embrun business recently.

On August 12, 2019, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint at a local business on Notre-Dame Street in Embrun, Ontario.

The investigation revealed that two males were stealing cooking oil from the business.

As a result of the investigation, a 39-year-old Montreal man was arrested and charged with:


  • Theft Under $5,000 CC 334(b) (Two counts);
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 CC 355(b) and
  • Trespassing at Night CC 177 (Two counts)

The accused was held for bail.

A 46-year-old Laval man was arrested and charged with:

  • Theft Under $5,000 CC 334(b) (Two counts);
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 CC 355(b) and
  • Trespassing at Night CC 177 (Two counts)

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on September 18, 2019.

The Russell County OPP is asking every business with cooking oil disposal bins, to be cautious and aware that this is an ongoing trend.

If you or anyone you know have any further information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Russell County OPP at 613-443-4499 or the OPP Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.