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Large Quantity Of Stolen Property Recovered After OPP Execute Search Warrant In Hastings Highlands

KAWARTHA LAKES-On the 17th of March, 2022, members from the Bancroft OPP, Central Hastings, Quinte West Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Bancroft OPP and with the assistance of Killaloe CSCU, executed a search warrant at a property in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands.

Police say as a result, investigators recovered a 2018 Stolen Jayco Travel Trailer worth approximately $50,000, a large quantity of stolen property including all-terrain vehicles, chainsaws, power tools, fishing gear, outboard motors, a generator and vessels. Owners of some items have already been identified and contacted, as they had earlier reported specific items missing or stolen.

As a result of the search warrant, Steven Scott, 45 years of Hastings Highlands, has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property under $5000 X 2
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000 X 2
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm X 4.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on the 12th of April 2022.

If you have been a victim of a break and enter or theft and have not reported missing items please contact the Bancroft OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Please be prepared to provide proof of ownership of property by documents and/or written statements to police.

The Bancroft OPP Detachment wish to remind you to record serial numbers of your property and firearms. If your property does not have a serial number mark it with an identifier and take photographs in case you do happen to be a victim of a theft or break and enter.


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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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