Peterborough County OPP – Theft of Alcohol Leads to Multiple Charges (Name Released)

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Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called shortly after 11:00pm on May 1, 2024, to investigate a theft of alcohol from a business located in Selwyn Township. The complainant reported that the suspect took a bottle of alcohol and then left the store making no effort to pay for them. The store was able to obtain a vehicle description as well as a licence plate number which was provided to officers.

A database inquiry of the licence plate was conducted, and it was determined that the plates were not for the vehicle described.

OPP Officers located the individual shortly after 12:30am on May 2, 2024, where they were arrested. The driver of the vehicle supplied a G2 licence as identification but was determined to be a suspended driver. A search of the vehicle was conducted by officers and a shotgun and ammunition were located along with two unsealed bottles of alcohol.

Jacob SIMMONS (age 19) of Selwyn Township, ON, was arrested and charged with:

  • Theft under $5000-shoplifting
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle
  • Drive while under suspension
  • Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

The accused was held for Bail to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough.

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Peterborough County OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: stopcrimehere.ca or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

Pete Fisher
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