Belleville resident among two charged for allegedly selling stolen property in Napanee

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Two individuals have been charged after an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) into people selling stolen property online.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, Lennox and Addington (L&A) OPP received a call that someone was selling stolen tools online. According to a release from the OPP, officers were able to arrest two individuals as they were attempting to sell the items on Richard Street in Napanee. The stolen items were reportedly from a December 19, 2023, break and enter where $20,000 worth of construction tools were stolen from a construction site on Dundas Street East in Napanee.

As a result of this investigation, the L&A County OPP have charged Douglas Wood, age 35, of Belleville with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

L&A County OPP have also charged Rebecca Norman-Hill, age 20, of Greater Napanee with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Two counts of failure to comply with probation order

Charges have not been proven in court.

Both accused were held for a bail hearing and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee at a later date.

Lennox & Addington County OPP Detachment Provincial Constable Dave Yome emphasized the importance of safeguarding your belongings, stating, “Ensure the safety of your possessions by either securing them or keeping them out of sight. Stay vigilant and promptly report any suspicious activity to the police.”

In the release, the OPP noted that while the Lennox & Addington County detachment experienced a slight increase in minor thefts in 2023, they’d like to “turn the tide in 2024 by heightening awareness and implementing proactive measures.”

“Together, by securing our valuables and supporting one another, we can reverse this trend and send a message that our community stands united against theft,” Yome said.

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