Friday, July 12, 2024

String of Break-ins Hit Meaford Businesses

Stephen Vance, Staff

OPPLogoGrey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a string of break-ins into Meaford businesses over the last week. 

The OPP responded to six incidents between December 6 and December 12.

Police say that the KJ’s Kitchen Trailer located on Sykes Street North in the Foodland parking lot was forcibly entered overnight on December 6.  A cash-box containing $300; $64 in “Turkey Bucks”; prescription medication and some alcohol was stolen.

In the second incident, a storage container located at Alex’s Gas Bar on Sykes Street South was forcibly entered sometime between December 6 and December 8.  It does not appear that anything was taken from the storage container.

Two boats stored in dry dock at Richardson Boats located on Bayfield Street were entered and the interiors ransacked sometime overnight on December 8.  It is unknown if anything was taken at this time.

Later in the week, two storage trailers located behind Meaford Bowl on Thompson Street were forcibly entered sometime overnight on December 10.  It is unknown if anything was taken at this time.

Four storage units at the Meaford Mini Storage located on Susan Street were forcibly entered overnight on December 12.  In this incident it is also unknown if anything was stolen at this time.

Finally, Grandma Lambe’s Fruit Market located on Hwy. 26 was forcibly entered overnight on December 12.  Change, two donation jars and an assortment of baked goods were stolen.  Some of the baked goods were found tossed around inside and out of the building.

Anyone with information which may assist in any of these investigations is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a Web Tip to www.crimestop-gb.org.  You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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