Man charged with possession of break in tools

Man charged with possession of break in tools after police respond to an early morning call.

In the early morning of Saturday, July 24, 2021, police were dispatched to a south end address in response to a report of a person entering vehicles. Upon arrival in the area, officers observed a man matching the description provided. 

As a result of the subsequent police investigation, the man was arrested and found to be in possession of break-in tools. Richard ADRIAANS, a 29-year-old man of Cobourg, was charged with the following:

  1. Possess break in tools contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
  2. Fail to comply with probation order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the criminal code

ADRIAANS was released from custody with a future court date. 


If you have been a victim of property theft from your vehicle, call police at 905-372-6821 or report online by visiting the Cobourg Police Service website cobourgpoliceservice.com. If you see something or someone suspicious, or if you are witness to an in-progress theft, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

The Cobourg Police Service encourages everyone to make it a routine to protect their vehicle against theft. When parking your car, even at home, remember to lock your car doors, close your car windows and hide valuables (gifts, cell phone, purse).

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