A Woodstock resident has been charged with theft after police are called to a local business.
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 5:20 p.m., police were called to a theft in progress at a business in the northwest end of Cobourg. An individual was observed cutting the security devices off numerous items and hiding them in a shopping cart.
As a result of the police investigation, a 32-year-old man from Woodstock, Ontario, was arrested. During the arrest, police located a small quantity of suspected heroin. The man was charged with the following offences:
- Mischief under $5,000 contrary to Section 430(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
- Theft under $5,000 contrary to Section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 contrary to section 355(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance contrary to Section 4 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
The accused was held for a bail hearing on Friday, June 24, 2022.