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Brights Grove Break and Enters – Male Arrested


Broadcast Time:    10:50am            Date: March 18, 2024

Original Release:

On March 8, 2024 the Sarnia Police began an investigation into a string of crimes centered in the Brights Grove Area, within the City of Sarnia.


These thefts involved a large quantities of construction equipment, a stolen automobile, and other items, including a motorcycle.


*UPDATE 18March24*

Investigators with the Sarnia Police Criminal Investigations Division have identified the two people responsible for these entries and thefts.

Wyatt Mitchell (32 years) of Sarnia was arrested on March 16th and held for bail. He faces twenty five (25) criminal charges:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, CC 355(a) – 12 Counts
  • Mischief Over $5000, CC 430(3) – 3 Counts
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle, CC333.1 – 2 Counts
  • Break and Enter a Place – Commit Indictable Offence, CC 348(1)(b) (8 counts)

An arrest warrant for a second individual in connection to these incidents.

The Sarnia Police Service has been successful in returning the stolen items to the victims of these crimes.

In 2024 year-to-date, eighty-nine (89) Break and Enters have been reported to the SPS. This is a 51% increase over the same period last year.

The SPS would like to offer the following prevention tips:

  • Report suspicious or unusual behaviour/activities of people or vehicles to the police as soon as possible. Details and licence plate numbers are always helpful.
  • Ensure that your buildings and properties are secure (e.g. fencing, locks)
  • Install adequate lighting around the site to illuminate dark areas during the night.
  • Deploy surveillance cameras strategically throughout the site, focusing on entry points, material storage areas, and high-value equipment.
  • Alarm systems that trigger alerts in case of unauthorized entry or suspicious activity.
  • Store valuable equipment in locked containers or designated areas when not in use.
  • Know how to identify your property (e.g. serial #’s or other unique identifiers).
  • High value items can be equipped with tracking devices for speedy location.

Anyone with knowledge of crime in our community are asked to contact Sarnia Police at 519-344-8861. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 519-332-TIPS (8477) or online at: https://www.p3tips.com/

Staff Sergeant I. Skinn #166

Criminal Investigations Division

Tel: 519-344-8861

Email: 166@police.sarnia.on.ca

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