Cobourg police have arrested five people and laid 25 charges in connection to a rash of thefts from vehicles in the Town of Cobourg this fall.
Since October, police have received 53 reports of theft of personal property from vehicles in Cobourg. Most incidents took place after dark in residential neighbourhoods.
In 10 of the reported theft from vehicles, a car window was smashed to gain access to the vehicle. In the other cases, suspects gained entry through an unlocked door.
During the investigation, police canvassed affected neighbourhoods to gain dash cam and home surveillance video footage from homes and businesses in the area, and also increased patrols in key neighbourhoods.
As a result of the investigation, five people have been charged:
- Lindsey Turland, 34, of Cobourg has been charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.
- Michael Berryman, 27, of Cobourg has been charged with mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, fail to comply with probation order, and enter when entry prohibited.
- Bradley Bridges, 37, of Cobourg has been charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, two counts of unauthorized use of credit card, and two counts of fraud under $5,000.
- Tiffany Doherty-Bowen, 35, of Cobourg has been charged with three counts of trespass by night, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, assault with attempt to resist arrest, fail to comply with probation, and fail to leave premises as directed.
- Bradley Grundy, 52, of Cobourg has been charged with two counts of mischief, and enter premises when prohibited.
All the accused have been released from custody pending future court dates.
In addition to the above charges, Cobourg police are holding warrants for Ryan Benson, 35, of Port Hope and Patrick Basinger, 40, of Port Hope in connection to thefts from vehicles.
The investigation is continuing and Cobourg police say they expect to identify more people and make more arrests.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Cobourg police at 905-372-6821. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit stopcrimehere.ca.