Lindsay ‘porch pirate’ identified using home video surveillance

41-year-old Jason David Gerrow was also arrested and charged in October after being captured on video stealing a cannabis plant

41-year-old Jason David Gerrow of Lindsay has been arrested and charged with theft after home video surveillance captured him allegedly stealing a package from the front porch of a Wellington Street home in Lindsay. (Police-supplied photo)
41-year-old Jason David Gerrow of Lindsay has been arrested and charged with theft after home video surveillance captured him allegedly stealing a package from the front porch of a Wellington Street home in Lindsay. (Police-supplied photo)

Some criminals never learn.

For the second time this fall, a 41-year-old Lindsay man has been arrested and charged with theft after being captured on home video surveillance.

At around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday (November 19), a man stole a package from the front porch of a Wellington Street home in Lindsay. A security system installed at the home recorded the theft.

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Using the footage, the investigating officer was able to determine the suspect’s identity and arrested him on Saturday (November 21).

Jason David Gerrow, 41, of Lindsay has been charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order.

He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay, on January 21, 2021.

This is the second time this fall Gerrow has been arrested and charged with theft after being captured on home video surveillance. On October 8th, he was one of two people who allegedly stole a cannabis plant from the backyard of a Lindsay home.

The complainant provided police with video surveillance from his home, which showed a man and woman stealing the plant. Using the video, the investigating officer was able to determine the identity of the couple responsible.

On October 31st, Gerrow was arrested and charged, along with 39-year-old Pamela Shorey, with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.