On Thursday morning, September 17, 2015, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to the Central School Manor at 189 Elizabeth St. in St. Marys, where a break-in, theft, and mischief was discovered in a section of the building currently under construction.
Investigation revealed that the culprit(s) gained entry into the building by means of a window on the east side, the Peel St. South side of the building, sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, and 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 17. Once inside they travelled through the areas of the building that is under construction, causing mischief throughout. Walls and furniture were damaged, a fire extinguisher was emptied and a paint can was opened with its contents thrown onto walls.
The culprits also stole numerous tools belonging to contractors. These tools included a Neilson’s Carpenter’s Plainer, a Makita drill, and an impact drill.
While investigating this break-in, officers were informed of an entry into St. James Church on 65 Church St. South, across the street from the Central School Manor. Nothing appeared damaged at the Church however a fire extinguisher had been stolen.
The Perth County OPP with the assistance of the OPP West Region Identification Unit is continuing their investigation into these break-ins.
Anyone with information about these break-ins or knowing the whereabouts of the stolen tools is requested to contact the Perth County OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.