On Wednesday, January 13, at 5:16 am, Cobourg police were dispatched to call for a break and enter at a business on D’Arcy Street in Cobourg.
As a result of police investigation 40-year-old Travis Langevin of Cobourg was arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Breaking and Entering with intent Contrary to Section 348(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Contrary to section 355(b) Criminal Code of Canada
- Fail to Comply with Probation: Contrary to section 733.1(1) Criminal Code of Canada
Langevin was released with a future court date.
Crime Prevention for Businesses
Cobourg Police Service reminds business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help identify suspects, aid in arrests, and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings. If a business is well kept, it will discourage potential thieves. Follow the tips listed below to keep your business secure.
- Do a thorough cleaning of windows and floors and log when it was done so that investigators will have a timeline to work with if a break-in happens
- Remove valuables from your store display
- Remove all cash from tills and leave open with the cash tray out and visibly empty
- Ensure alarm systems are working and all contact lists are up to date
- Post on doors/windows that an alarm company monitors the premises and that no money is kept on the premises
- Consider a surveillance system that can be monitored remotely by phone or online
- Consider putting a laminate on all windows/glass to discourage and help prevent easy entry
- Keep some lighting on inside to help with video surveillance and consider lighting on timers if possible
- Ensure all doors and windows are locked and secure
- Ensure all exterior lighting is functioning and on — consider motion sensor lights as another option
- Remove anything on the exterior which could be used to gain entry to your premises (bricks, ladders, poles, construction materials)
- Regularly check your business and keep a log of when you last attended. Try and make your checks at different hours during the day/night