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Thursday, January 18, 2018

One Man Charged in Crime Spree

Owen Sound | by Vanessa Culbert  

Break ins, stolen car and attempted assault all a part of an alleged crime spree

An Owen Sound man is facing charges after an alleged crime spree in the city.

City police say investigation has determined that the 32 year old man is responsible for attempting to break into the Heritage Place Mall on New Years Eve.

In addition, the accused is also alleged to have a broken a window of a parked vehicle the previous day and stole power tools from a trailer that was parked in the area of the mall.  

Last Friday, it is alleged the man tried to break into an eastside restaurant but fled the restaurant prior to obtaining property due to a security alarm.

The accused then attended an Owen Sound high school where he stole the keys to a motor vehicle from the owner's jacket pocket and proceeded to steal the car.

He used the vehicle to drive to a Chatsworth area residence where he committed a residential break and enter.  
Later Friday, the accused returned to Owen Sound and confronted a man who was seated inside their vehicle.

Unprovoked, the accused threw a brick through the car's window and attempted to punch the occupant in the face.  

Finally, the accused utilized cash stolen from a different motor vehicle to purchase a laptop at a local business.  

The man is charged with three counts of Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Theft, Assault, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime , Possession of Proceeds of Crime and two counts of Mischief to Property.

The accused is being held in police custody pending a bail hearing.

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