Five charged after attempted vehicle theft in Amherstview

On March 2 at approximately 5:15 a.m., officers of the Lennox and Addington  OPP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle accompanied by multiple suspicious individuals in Amherstveiw.

Investigation revealed that a car alarm alerted the public to suspicious activity around 3:45 a.m. Police were called after suspicious people were seen entering a vehicle at a residence on McDonough Crescent in Amherstview. Police arrived on scene and three suspects were arrested, while two suspects fled on foot.

L&A County OPP, OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit and tips from the public, resulted in the outstanding suspects being located and arrested a short time later.

As a result of the investigation L&A County OPP have charged,

A 20-year-old and a 17 year old youth, both of Montreal, contrary to the Criminal Code with:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
  • Possession of Break In Instruments
  • Trespass by Night
  • Mischief.


An 18-year-old as well as a 16-year-old youth and a 17-year-old youth, all of Montreal, were charged with:

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
  • Possession of Break In Instruments.

The investigation remains ongoing and all five accused have been held for a bail hearing. They are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on March 3, 2022.

Detectives are asking anyone with exterior video or photographic footage in the areas of McDonough Crescent or other areas nearby to review their cameras between 3:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on March 2, 2022 and report any suspicious activity to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is requested to call L&A County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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