Suspect Arrested After Series of Break and Enters in Whitby and Oshawa

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Investigators have arrested another suspect and laid more charges in connection to a series of break and enters in Oshawa and Whitby.

As part of an ongoing break and enter project dubbed Project Rome, police have identified numerous victims and are in the process of re-uniting them with the stolen property.

Scotty MCGREGOR, age 39, of Birchcliffe Avenue in Oshawa, faces additional charges of: Break and Enter x13; Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) and Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime x15. He was held for a bail hearing.

Joanne BLAKEY, age 39, of Birchcliffe Avenue in Oshawa, is charged with: Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime x16 and Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana). She was released on a Promise to Appear.

Police would like to remind the public that while away on vacation, it is recommended that you protect your property by taking measures to ensure that your home appears occupied. Have a neighbour shovel your driveway and collect your mail, and use a timer to switch lights on and off. Don’t advertise on social media that you are not home for an extended period of time.

Investigators believe there may be more victims in this area that had property stolen from their residences since December 2017. Investigators would like victims to come forward if they haven’t already done so and submit an online report on the DRPS website. (Online Reporting)

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. MacKinnon of Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2783.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

SUBJECT: Suspect Arrested After Series of Break and Enters in Whitby and Oshawa

Investigators were able to identify a suspect responsible for numerous residential break and enters in Oshawa and Whitby.

December 2017, members of Central East and Central West Division Criminal Investigation Bureaus commenced an investigation into a series of residential break and enters in the region. Through further investigation, police were able to identify a 39-year-old suspect. The suspect was arrested during a break and enter on Waverley Street in Oshawa on Wednesday.

Investigators executed three search warrants in Oshawa and recovered a large amount of stolen property.

Scotty MCGREGOR, age 39, of Birchcliffe Avenue in Oshawa, is charged with: Break and Enter x3 and Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police are seeking to reunite the seized property with rightful owners and will be contacting the victims of recent break and enters.

Investigators believe there may be more victims in this area that had property stolen from their residences since December 2017. Investigators would like victims to come forward if they haven’t already done so and submit an online report on the DRPS website. (Online Reporting)

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. MacKinnon of Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2783.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Pete Fisher
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