The victim of a break and enter involving substantial theft has had their belonging returned after police were able to identify the suspect involved and arrest them.
According to the Prince Edward County (PEC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, officers began investigating a break and enter in Picton. The break-in occurred sometime overnight between Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, when a residence on Broad Street was entered, and approximately $20,000 worth of jewelry, clothing, and electronics were stolen, police said.
Through investigation assisted by the Prince Edward OPP Community Street Crime Unit, police were able to identify the suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, the OPP said.
“The stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim,” police said in a press release on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.
As a result, Jesse Hanna, 33, of PEC was charged with breaking and entering (of a dwelling house), and theft over $5,000. Hanna was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in PEC in late December 2022.