(Bancroft, ON) – On July 15, 2017, officers of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to an abandoned motor vehicle at a residence in the Municipality of Highlands East.

Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the residence owner who did not want the motor vehicle left on his property.

Multiple items were located within the motor vehicle and were determined to be stolen property from various areas within Ontario.

With a great partnership between OPP Bancroft officers, OPP Community Street Crime Unit and the Durham Regional Police, warrants were conducted and three suspects were arrested.

As a result of this investigation, three persons have been arrested and charged with forty-eight (48) charges.

Kyle VISSER 32 years of Scarborough Ontario has been charged with the following offences:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Two (2) counts of Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge
  • Fourteen (14) counts of Use of Credit card
  • Twelve (12) counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime under $5000
  • Two (2) counts of Fail to comply with Probation Order
  • Produce a Schedule II Substance and,
  • Five (5) counts of Driving while under suspension.
  • Possession Break in Instruments

VISSER was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Count of Justice in Belleville Ontario on September 01, 2017.

Furthermore, Laura AUSTIN, 36 years of Whitby Ontario has been charged with:

  •   Use of Credit Card
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Possession Break in Instruments
  • Four (4) counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime under $5000
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle

Austin was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville Ontario on September 01, 2017.

Furthermore, a Young person (YP), as defined within the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has also been charged with: Austin was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville Ontario on September 01, 2017.

  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

The YP was released on a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on October 19, 2017.

Anyone with information about these thefts and frauds are asked to please contact the Bancroft OPP at 1-888-310-1122, report it to the OPP online at http://www.opp.ca/index.php?id=132, by cellphone (*677 (*OPP)) or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) at https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm if you wish to remain anonymous.