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Cole Dew – Additional Charges (Residential Break and Enter)


Broadcast Time:        2:00pm                        Date: March 28, 2024

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Cole Dew (28 years of age) who has been charged with a string of break and enters in the Brights Grove area, is now facing charges in relation to a break and enter in the Rapids Parkway area, within the City of Sarnia.

On March 12, 2024, a break and enter occurred at a residence on Magnolia Lane. Two (2) high end bicycles were taken along with tools and a wallet containing multiple pieces of identification and credit cards. The items taken have an approximate value of $3500.

The credit cards were then used at various businesses across the City of Sarnia.

Cole Dew is now facing the following additional charges:

  • Fraud under $5000 (9 counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (3 counts)
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order (2 counts)
  • Break and Enter, Dwelling House (1 Count)
  • Theft under $5000 (1 Count)

Residential Cameras continue to serve as valuable tools in deterring and solving residential break and enters. Residential security cameras offer several benefits:

  1. Visible Deterrent: The presence of cameras acts as a visible deterrent to potential burglars. Knowing they are being watched, intruders are less likely to attempt a break-in, reducing the risk of burglary.
  2. Enhanced Security: Residential cameras provide homeowners with enhanced security by allowing them to monitor their property remotely. This enables homeowners to keep an eye on their property even when they are away, providing peace of mind.
  3. Evidence Collection: In the unfortunate event of a break-in, residential cameras can provide valuable evidence for law enforcement. Recorded footage can help identify intruders and aid in their apprehension and prosecution.
  4. Crime Prevention: Beyond deterring break-ins at one’s own property, residential cameras can contribute to crime prevention in the wider community. By discouraging criminal activity in a neighborhood, these cameras help create a safer environment for all residents.
  5. Insurance Benefits: Some insurance companies offer discounts on homeowners’ insurance premiums for properties equipped with security cameras. This is because the presence of cameras can reduce the likelihood of burglary and property damage, leading to fewer insurance claims.
  6. Remote Monitoring: Many residential camera systems allow for remote monitoring via smartphones or computers. This enables homeowners to check in on their property in real-time, receive alerts for suspicious activity, and take action if necessary, regardless of their physical location.
  7. Peace of Mind: Ultimately, residential cameras provide homeowners with peace of mind by offering an additional layer of protection for their property and loved ones. Knowing that their home is equipped with surveillance cameras can alleviate concerns about security and safetyTop of Form


Staff Sergeant I. Skinn #166

Criminal Investigations Division

Tel: 519-344-8861

Email: 166@police.sarnia.on.ca

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