Correction: Perth men charged after a series of trailer, ATV thefts

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

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Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) assisted by the Lanark County Detachment Crime Unit and the OPP Regional Support Team (RST) have charged laid charges on individuals as a result of an ongoing investigation into a series of thefts.

Since the beginning of July 2017, officers from Lanark County Detachment (OPP) responded to a series of calls reporting thefts of trailers, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and construction equipment.

One Perth man received two counts of possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000), two counts of trafficking stolen goods over $5,000.

At the time of arrest, this person was already facing a theft under $5000 charge amongst others.

The investigation led to the recovery of one flatbed trailer, and one enclosed trailer containing construction equipment valued at approximately $13,000.

 

One thought on “Correction: Perth men charged after a series of trailer, ATV thefts

  1. April Scott-Clarke Post author

    Hometown News has edited this article from the original publication after receiving new information.

    The originally published material named Sacha Babin of Perth and another man. It inadvertently implied that Babin was engaged in an ongoing criminal conspiracy involving multiple thefts.

    In the original article Babin was named as being charge with possession of stolen property, however communication on behalf of Babin has indicated that he purchased this item in good faith and “he categorically denies knowing that it was previously allegedly stolen. He obtained a Bill of Sale from the vendor, and he immediately registered the trailer at the MTO in his own name.”

    The information relating to Babin has been removed from this article.

    The Hometown News teams apologizes for any issues that the publication of this information caused. The information in the article above has come directly from the OPP. The initial information came from the same source but was incorrectly interpreted.

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