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The Timmins Police Service has charged 2 local young persons with theft related offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 20th in the Krznaric Street area of Porcupine.

Timmins Police Service officers responded to a call for service regarding a vehicle that had been entered illegally by two young male suspects.

Both suspects were identified, located and arrested a short distance from the original scene.

As a result of the incident, a 16 year old male young person from Porcupine and a 16 year old male young person from South Porcupine, have been charged respectively with:

– Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Both accused persons were released from police custody on the strength of court documents that compel their appearance at Provincial Court in Timmins on June 7th to answer to the charges laid against them.

Timmins Police Service – Community Services Officer Constable Caroline Rouillard adds “Residents of Timmins and area are reminded to remain vigilant in their efforts to secure their vehicles studiously and to protect any and all property carried with the conscientious use of locked doors.  With warmer weather taking hold, petty thieves will be circulating more frequently in Timmins neighborhoods.  Property owners are asked to heed the guidance provided in the “Lock It or Lose It” program which encourages the use of basic crime prevention measures to reduce the likelihood of being victimized.   In short, if it is valuable, it should not be stored in an unattended vehicle.  It is also noteworthy that, from a police perspective, nothing halts a potential crime from occurring like a locked door.”