Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:20 p.m.
Search warrants sign off property crime files
Police in Hawkesbury and across the Ottawa River in the Grenville area of Québec can sign off on a horde of open cases ranging from vandalism and petty theft to one incident of arson in the St-Eugène village neighbourhood.
Three search warrants resulted from investigation of a series of mischief and theft incidents around Hawkesbury during the period from February to July 2017. The cases involved school buses stolen and then abandoned after they were damaged along with the windows of various businesses, homes and private vehicles smashed with stones or other projectiles.
The search warrants led to the arrest of eight suspects, ranging in age for 15 to 19, who are believed involved either in whole or in part in a wide variety of 27 property crime cases within the Hawkesbury OPP coverage area, including an arson incident where an abandoned residence in the Village of St-Eugène village was destroyed.
Evidence uncovered during execution of the search warrants may also assist in solving a number of crimes in the Grenville area of Québec.
Police have filed a combined total of 90 charges under the Criminal Code against the eight suspects. Both the adults and the youths charged as a result of the investigation are scheduled for the Aug. 23 provincial court session in L’Orignal for their first appearances.