Multiple arrests, stolen vehicle recovered in Caledonia

To The Haldimand Press

CALEDONIA—Four people are facing charges following a report of thefts from vehicles in Caledonia.

On September 21, 2023 at approximately 4:30 a.m., members of the Haldimand OPP responded to a call from a citizen who reported seeing an individual attempting to enter a vehicle on Jamieson Drive in Caledonia.

CALEDONIA—The seized property is shown above and included a significant pile of loose change, rolled coins, several gift cards, keys, bags, watches, wallets, pocket knives, and more. The OPP reminds residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles. —Submitted photo.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle, but it fled the scene. A short time later, police received a report of a collision on Caledonia Avenue involving the suspect vehicle. Officers on patrol located and arrested five individuals.

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Two 18-year-olds of Hamilton are charged under the Criminal Code with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (under $5,000) and Obstruct Peace Officer. Both individuals have been released from custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga in November.

Police also took three youths into custody during the investigation. Two youths have been charged under the Criminal Code with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (under $5,000). A third individual was not charged. The identities of the youths cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police recovered a stolen car and miscellaneous personal property during the investigation. 

The OPP encourage members of the public to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 if they see suspicious activity or behaviour around vehicles or properties. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at helpsolvecrime.com, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.