Two people arrested for breaking into storage units

The Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged two people with several criminal charges related to breaking into two local self-storage businesses.

On Sunday, May 3, 2020, at approximately 5:15 a.m. suspects entered a self-storage business located on Stewart Court in Orangeville. Over the course of approximately thirty minutes, bolt cutters were used to break into four storage lockers. Several items were stolen including tools and household items.

On Friday, May 8, 2020, two suspects entered a self-storage business located on Robb Boulevard in Orangeville. The suspects entered the property at approximately 4:00 a.m. and were there for just over two hours. Bolt cutters were used to break into fifteen storage units. Several items were stolen.

Video security cameras at both locations captured the incidents, including the vehicle used by the suspects.

On Sunday, May 10, 2020 at approximately 11:30 p.m. officers located a brown Dodge Dakota pick-up truck matching the suspect vehicle from the break and enter video footage. Officers stopped the vehicle and investigated the male and female occupants.

As a result of the investigation a 33-year-old Orangeville man and a 33-year-old Newmarket female were arrested and taken into custody.

Jakob William Hackson, 33, of Orangeville, was charged with 21 counts of Break and Enter, 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, 2 counts of Fail to Comply With a Probation Order and Disobey Court Order. The accused male remains in custody pending a bail hearing in court.

Heather Jean Mitchell, 33, of Newmarket, was charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Fail to Comply With a Recognizance. The accused female was held in custody pending a bail hearing. She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear back in court on July 20, 2020, to answer to the allegations.

Police are continuing their investigation; including matching recovered property with the owners. Anyone who has further information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Orangeville Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Posted on May 20, 2020