Break-ins in town

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.