Muskoka To-DAILY

Police nab suspects in Bracebridge B&Es

BRACEBRIDGE — Good luck and a chance opportunity have led police to apprehend a pair of break-and-enter suspects.

Police say they have arrested and charged two males for theft of a motor vehicle following what they are calling an “in depth” investigation by Bracebridge OPP and Muskoka Vice.

On August 1, 2014 at 1:53 a.m. while on general patrol members of the Bracebridge OPP observed a suspicious vehicle driving on Westvale Drive in Bracebridge. The vehicle was found to have been stolen July 21, 2014 from the Barrie area.

They say that officers stopped the vehicle and the two male occupants were arrested. The male occupants were found to be in possession of many items that were stolen from vehicles in the area of Glendale Road and MeadowHeights, in the town of Bracebridge.

The OPP is encouraging the public to contact Bracebridge OPP at 705-645-2211 if they have been a victim of theft from their vehicle recently.

The stolen property was seized and will be returned to the rightful owners.

Ryeleigh Barnes, 21, a male from Bracebridge has been charged with:

Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Theft of Motor Vehicle

Driving while Disqualified

Possession of a Schedule II substance- Cannabis Marihuana – under 30grams

And Jarrett Fox, a19-year-old male from Barrie, has been charged with:

Theft of Motor Vehicle

Theft Under $5,000 from a Motor Vehicle

The males will appear in Bracebridge Court on the morning of August 1, 2014.

The OPP are reminding the public to lock their vehicle doors when unoccupied. An unlocked door or an open window is an invitation to thieves. The “Lock It or Lose It” program reminds drivers to always:

– Roll up their vehicles’ windows;

– Keep valuables out of sight;

– Lock their doors; and

– Pocket their keys. Never leave keys inside your vehicle when unattended.

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