Four people have been charged following a string of commercial break-ins in Uxbridge and Scugog earlier this month.
According to Durham Regional Police, officers responded to break and enters at TSC Hardware, Rona, Bell Mobility and Staples in Uxbridge within a three-hour timeframe on Jan. 1. Glass windows and doors were reportedly smashed causing damage at all four business locations.
Police responded to two similar incidents, one at the Leaskdale Convenience store and one at The Beer Store in Port Perry, in the early morning hours of Jan. 7.
According to police, a distraction theft also occurred at a Tim Hortons in Port Perry on Jan. 7. The suspect vehicle was seen driving away from the scene.
Police were able to identify the suspects and executed several search warrants at residences, resulting in the arrest of four parties.
Jessie Perkins, 28, of Brock Street West in Uxbridge is charged with five counts of Break and Enter with Intent, six counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000, Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence, Possession of Break-in Instruments, two counts of Mischief to Property, three counts of Disguise with Intent and two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance. He was held for a bail hearing
Keith Wilkins, 37, of Srigly Street in Newmarket, is charged with Personation to Avoid Arrest, Disguise with Intent, Fail to Comply with Recognizance, Break and Enter with Intent, Theft under $5,000, Obstruct Police and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000. He was held for a bail hearing.
Toni Walker, 23 and Kimberley Walker, 27, both of Brock Street West in Uxbridge are charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000. Toni Walker was held for a bail hearing and Kimberley Walker was released on a Promise to Appear.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Brown (ext. 2675) of North Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.