The investigation of a break and enter on Battersea Road where a minivan was stolen has lead the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) into a larger investigation of multiple break and enters in the area.
The investigation started on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 when a resident on Battersea Road reported that their home had been entered and their minivan taken from their driveway. According to the OPP, the minivan was found a short time later on Sunbury Road, however, a purse, clothing, gift cards, cash, and other items take from the home were not recovered.
As the OPP continued their investigation, they found that numerous other incidents had occurred in the area where locked and unlocked cars were entered. Police say that, in many cases, nothing was taken, but in some cases loose change and other items were taken from the vehicles.
“The incidents are believed to be connected. The OPP advises everyone to ensure homes and vehicles are locked at all times and people should not leave any valuables in parked cars, even in your driveway,” the OPP said in a press release on Monday, Jan. 6, 2019.
Members of the Frontenac Detachment of the OPP are currently investigating the multiple thefts from vehicles and a home in the Battersea area of South Frontenac Township as a result. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call the Frontenac OPP at 1-888-310-1122.