Pair who fled province charged in multiple thefts across eastern Ontario

Photo via the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Two people whom police say have been involved in a number of break and enter offences, thefts, and vehicle thefts across the region have been located out of province and arrested.

According to the Prince Edward County (PEC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the pair are believed to be behind a series of break-ins and thefts throughout the OPP-patrolled East Region of the province. The incidents occurred over the “past few weeks,” police said, and involved the theft of “several” vehicles from residences and businesses, as well.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in New Brunswick contacted the OPP relaying information that they had located two people wanted on outstanding warrants in Ontario. Those two people – the same two behind the occurrences in the East Region, according to police – were transported back to Ontario with the assistance of the OPP East Region Community Street Crime Unit, police said in a press release on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

As a result, the pair were arrested and charged as follows.

Tyler McPherson, 25, of no fixed address was charged with:

  • Seven counts of theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000
  • Seven counts of theft of item(s) with an overall value under $5,000
  • Six counts of theft of item(s) with an overall value over $5,000
  • Four counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Four counts of fraud under $5,000
  • Three counts of possession of property obtained by crime with a value over $5,000
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Lisa Laviolette, 38, of Nectaux Falls, Nova Scotia, was charged with:

  • Six counts of theft of item(s) with an overall value over $5,000
  • Five counts of theft of item(s) with an overall value under $5,000
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Three counts of possession of property obtained by crime with a value over $5,000
  • Six counts of theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000
  • Three counts of breaking and entering with the intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Failure to comply with an undertaking

The investigation into the string of crimes remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those with information who wish to remain anonymous can submit tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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