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‘Porch Pirate’ Identified and Arrested

On Sunday August 6th shortly after 12 p.m. a man entered onto the front porch of the victim’s west-side residence and stole a package that had recently been delivered.   The residence was equipped with surveillance cameras and Owen Sound Police were called by the victim to investigate.  Officers were able to identify the ‘porch pirate’ using the video footage.

On Tuesday August 8th at approximately 4:00 a.m. the offender was located and arrested by Owen Sound Police in the area of 10th Street and 3rd Avenue East.

The accused, a 28-year-old man of no fixed address, was charged with theft not exceeding five thousand dollars, failure to comply with a release order and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order and is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Unfortunately, the stolen package and its contents, which was valued at roughly $100, was not recovered.

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Owen Sound Police Service
922 2nd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 4M7

Non-emergency: 519-376-1234
Emergency: 911


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