Alert Lindsay resident helps stop a crime in progress

Citizen notified police that a man and woman were entering unlocked vehicles

Man looking for items in car to steal

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is applauding an alert citizen who notified them of a crime in progress in Lindsay.

On Thursday evening (January 10), a resident of the Sweetnam Drive neighbourhood in Lindsay reported to police that a man and women were entering unlocked vehicles in the neighbourhood.

Officers arrived to find a man between two vehicles in the driveway of a residence on Laurent Boulevard.

After further investigation, both the man and women were found to be in possession of property stolen from unlocked vehicles in the area.

Police arrested the man and woman and investigating officers were able to return a number of power tools and other items to the rightful owner.

Charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 are 37-year-old Melissa Maria Perry and 36-year-old Raymond Albert Smoke, both of Lindsay.

The two accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on February 14, 2019.

Police say this is a great example of how watchful neighbours can assist each other and police to stop criminal activity. If you see something suspicious taking place, call 911.