On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, members of the DRPS Major Fraud Unit concluded a two-month long project, dubbed Project Walker, with the execution of two search warrants and the arrests of four suspects. An apartment on Queen Street in Port Perry and a townhouse unit on Grandview Street North in Oshawa were searched, resulting in the seizure of numerous items of stolen property. The owners of some recovered items have not been identified and investigators will attempt to contact owners as the items are being processed.
The suspects targeted unlocked vehicles and unlocked residential garages across Durham Region, stealing small electronics and bank cards that had been left inside vehicles. Utilizing the tap feature on bank cards, the suspects quickly purchased prepaid gift cards and food items until the cards would be declined.
Alexander GEENSEN, age 22, of Burdge Court in Whitby; Damon PHILLIPS, age 24, of Old Scugog Road in Port Perry; Jovane GREEN, age 22, of Grandview Street North in Oshawa; and Jordan JOHNSTON, age 22, of Walnut Court in Oshawa; are charged with multiple offences including: Fraud Under $5,000; Break and Enter; Possession of Stolen Property; Use Stolen Credit Card; and Possession of Identity Information.
Additional charges are anticipated.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Robertson of the Major Crime Fraud Unit, at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5281.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.