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14 Year Olds Charged with Criminal Offences

Posted on July 6, 2019

On October 5th, 2017 at 12:45 a.m. a uniformed patrol officer observed 2 youths operating an E-bike in downtown Owen Sound without helmets. The officer investigated and discovered that both boys were in breach of conditions of probation they had each entered into. One of the boys was disobeying his curfew, while the other boy was in breach of a no-contact order.

The boys were arrested and returned to Owen Sound Police Service. A cursory search revealed that one of the 14 year olds was in possession of 7 pairs of high-end sunglasses which were believed to be stolen.

Investigation later revealed that the sunglasses had been stolen from a city optometrist’s store during a break-in.

One youth is charged with failure to comply with probation, and is detained at a youth facility; while the other youth is charged with break, enter & theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and 3 counts of failure to comply with probation. He is held in police custody to await a bail hearing later this morning.

Police believe a 2nd person may be involved in the break, enter & theft. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Owen Sound Police Services.

The value of the sunglasses recovered by police is approximately one thousand dollars.