After two unrelated theft occurrences took place in Picton this summer, the Prince Edward County (PEC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking the public for assistance.
The first incident took place sometime overnight on Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2023. According to a release from the OPP, over $25,000 worth of tools were taken from a business in Picton. The stolen items included at least four lawnmowers, Constable Aaron Miller, Media Relations Officer for PEC OPP, shared with Kingstonist. It is believed a dark-coloured pickup truck and a silver/grey SUV were connected to this theft occurrence, the OPP noted.
The second theft took place more than a month later, overnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2023. The OPP stated that over $20,000 worth of tools were taken from a series of job sites in Picton.
In response to Kingstonist inquiries, the OPP said there are no related vehicle sightings for the second theft occurrence, and they would not state exactly what tools were stolen from the job site.
Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers Quinte at 1-800-222-8477.