Male arrested for thefts from vehicles

Your Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 26-year-old male with several criminal offences after reports that vehicles were entered and property was stolen in the south end of town.

On Tuesday morning (June 11th, 2019) police received several calls from residents in the area of Bythia Street and Townline, reporting that their vehicles had been entered and in some cases items were missing. Property such as cash, wallets, bank cards and gift cards were taken. One victim was able to report that a debit card that was stolen from her vehicle had been used at a nearby convenience store just after 7:00 a.m. Police viewed video footage at the store and were able to obtain a description of the suspect. At approximately 10:15 a.m., an employee of the convenience store notified police that the same male had returned to the store. Police attended the store and the male was arrested and taken into custody.

Alex Joseph Payne, 26, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Theft Under $5000, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Fail to Comply with a Probation Order and Fail to Comply with a Recognizance. Additional charges are pending. The accused man remains in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations.

Police believe that additional property in the accused man’s possession was taken from unlocked vehicles in the same area.
If you have been the victim of a theft from your vehicle and have not yet reported it to police, please contact the Orangeville Police Service with a description of what was taken from your vehicle.

Police remind residents to remove items of value and to lock vehicle doors when not in use.

Anyone having information regarding a crime is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Posted on June 12, 2019