The Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two residents from Nipissing Township with property theft offences.
Huntsville OPP say they initiated a shoplifting investigation along with an investigation into a break enter and theft at Canadian Tire located at 77 King William St. in the Town of Huntsville on July 19 around 10:30 a.m.
Members of the Huntsville OPP, Muskoka Community Street Crime Unit and North Bay Community Street Crime Unit executed a warrant at a residence in Nipissing Township, Ontario on July 27.
As a result of the search the following items with the estimated value of $10,000 were located and seized by police:
- Honda Foreman 4 X 4 all-terrain vehicle with its vehicle identification number removed
- Ariens riding lawnmower with its vehicle identification number removed
- 88 power tools and construction equipment
- Utility trailer
- Troy Built snowblower
Matthew Kilbourne, age 48, was arrested and charged with the following criminal code offences:
- Two counts of theft under $5000.
- Break & enter a place
- Possession of break-in instruments.
- Two counts of destroying a vehicle identification number
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
Kilbourne was held in custody with a scheduled Bail Hearing on July 28, 2021 in the Ontario Court of Justice North Bay.
Meantime, Colleen Spencer, age 49, was arrested and charged with the following criminal code offence:
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.
Spencer was released from custody and is scheduled to appear on August 24, 2021 in the Ontario Court of Justice North Bay.
The OPP is asking anyone with information about these occurrences to please contact the Huntsville OPP Detachment at 705-789-5551 or the OPP Provincial Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.
You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon arrest.
The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.