KAWARTHA LAKES-A Lindsay woman is facing charges after an alleged theft from an unlocked vehicle and later use of stolen credit card.
Police say on Wednesday October 9, 2019 an unlocked vehicle, parked at a home in Lindsay, was entered. Several personal items, including a debit card were stolen by the suspect. That same day, a woman went to a store on William Street and made several purchases using the stolen debit card according to police. The woman’s image was captured on store video surveillance and she was later identified by police. On Tuesday October 29, 2019 the woman was arrested. Charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, use of a stolen credit card and failing to comply with the conditions of her probation order is 24-year-old Katherine Rebecca Howard of Lindsay.
On October 16, 2019 a Lindsay resident attended the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service with video surveillance from his home security cameras, stationed around his residence. In the video, a suspect is observed to try and open the doors of vehicles parked in the complainant’s driveway. When the suspect discovered the vehicle doors were all locked, he left the area.
Police say thieves will take the path of least resistance and are looking for unlocked vehicles. Thefts from unlocked vehicles is one of the most preventable crimes taking place in our community. Protect yourself and your property by getting into the habit of locking your vehicle!