On December 01, 2015, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a residence on Wellington St. South in St. Marys where the homeowner discovered a break-in. As a result of a lengthy investigation a male has been arrested and charged.
The break-in took place during the overnight hours and involved entry into the residence while the homeowners were asleep. Multiple items including credit cards were stolen from a purse left in the kitchen of the home. Car keys were also removed from the home. These keys were used to enter a vehicle parked near the home.
Investigators followed a trail of purchases made on the stolen credit cards. This resulted in a suspect being identified.
24-year-old Tyler Paul William Richardson of Stratford was arrested and has been charged with the following Criminal Code of Canada offences: “possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000”, and “break, enter and commit theft”. He was released on a Promise to Appear and is to appear at the Stratford Court of Justice on Monday June 20, 2016, to answer to these charges.
The Perth County OPP is requesting anyone with information about criminal activity to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPSW (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000