A tip from a resident led officers to two alleged thieves in Lindsay.
According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, a homeowner on Slanted Road east of Lindsay discovered two men removing property from an unlocked vehicle parked in his driveway shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday (April 8).
“The homeowner confronted the two prowlers, who were then able to flee the area in a vehicle they had left parked on Slanted Road,” reads a media release.
“The homeowner was able to provide the Kawartha Lakes Police Service with a description of the vehicle the two men used to escape. One hour later, an alert citizen notified the Kawartha Lakes Police Service that two men were acting suspiciously, concealing property under a hedge along William Booth Crescent in Lindsay.”
Officers attended the area, found the two men and determined they were responsible for the theft that had just occurred on Slanted Road, police say.
Nathan Ian Richards, 19, of Omemee has been charged with theft under $5,000, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and three counts of failing to comply with the conditions of probation.
Tyson Trevor Mullen, 18, of Oshawa has been charged with theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime
Both men are scheduled to appear in Lindsay court on June 11.
“This incident is a good reminder for residents who live in rural areas, outside of Lindsay to lock their unoccupied vehicles,” reads a media release.
“Thefts from unlocked vehicles don’t just occur within urban areas, and residents throughout the entire Kawartha Lakes should take steps to protect themselves from being victimized by thieves. Please lock your vehicles and remove valuable items from sight.”