On December 20, 2018, at 10:15 am, the Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of an attempted theft of a clothing donation bin, located at the Canadian Tire Store parking lot, in the Town of Prescott. This attempted theft occurred at approximately 1:30 am, on the reported date. The suspects were unable to remove the bin, but caused irreparable damage to it. Further investigation revealed that a bin, located at the Giant Tiger Store, on Edward Street, in the Town of Prescott and a bin located at the corner of Clothier and Prescott street, in the Town of Kemptville had additionally been stolen, during the early hours of the same date.
The thefts of bins is believed to be related to reports of bin thefts in the Smiths Falls and Ottawa areas. Each bin has a value of approximately $1000. This investigation is currently ongoing.
Anyone having information on the above or any crime is asked to call the Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.