NORTH DURHAM: In early February, members of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Durham Regional Police launched an investigation into numerous break and enters occurring in north Durham and outside of Durham Region, in Lindsay.
On Wednesday, March 30, with the assistance of the DRPS Tactical Support Unit, investigators executed search warrants at a Queen Street address in Cannington and at a house on Highway 48 in Mount Albert. Two suspects in the house on Queen Street were arrested without any incident.
Following the two-month property crimes investigation, police recovered many items of stolen property.
The break-ins targeted construction sites as well as private properties, including one where a snowmobile was stolen.
Three loaded, small-calibre rifles and a fully-loaded sawed-off shotgun were found lying on bedroom floors at the Queen Street address. The shotgun had been stolen from a break and enter in Lindsay. A large quantity of tools and other property were seized from both addresses.
30 year-old Christopher Wilson of Cannington faces 33 charges, including three counts of theft over $5,000, two counts of break and enter, driving while disqualified and 23 firearm charges.
25 year-old Randi Wood of Cannington is facing seven counts of careless storage of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and possession of a firearm obtained by crime. Both have been held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. McMaster of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2675.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or on-line at their website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward that could be up to $2,000.
North Division station is located at 15765 Hwy. 12.
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