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Three facing numerous charges in reported break and enter, vehicle theft, flight from police in Elizabethtown-Kitley

Country Road 6 between 6th Concession and 8th Concession in Augusta was closed by OPP at around noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13. – OPP photo

Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged three individuals in connection with a recent break and enter, vehicle theft and police pursuit.

In a media release, police state that the event, which occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 13 around 11 a.m., prompted a response from Grenville County officers to a residence on County Road 15. It was reported that three people had stolen the homeowner’s vehicle. After the occupant fled to a nearby residence, the culprits allegedly left in the stolen vehicle; after a brief pursuit where one officer’s cruiser was struck, they were located on County Road 6 in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

“During their travels the accused stole diesel for their petrol driven car which meant the vehicle came to stop on its own,” police say.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported during these events.

Responding to the situation, the OPP’s Emergency Response Team, in conjunction with the Forensic Identification Services, attended the scene.

Three individuals were apprehended and charged.

Carl Dionne, aged 40 from Cornwall, and Kalvin Benedict, aged 40 from Akwesasne, were charged with:

  • Failure to comply with a probation order
  • Possession of property obtained by crime exceeding $5,000
  • Theft under $5,000
  • Disguise with intent
  • Theft exceeding $5,000 of a motor vehicle
  • Breaking and entering a dwelling house with intent to commit an indictable offense

Mary Garlow, aged 58 from Cornwall, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime exceeding $5,000.

Further charges were levied against Dionne, including:

  • Assaulting a peace officer with a weapon (two charges)
  • Dangerous operation of a vehicle (two charges)
  • Fleeing from a peace officer (two charges)
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Failure to stop after an accident
  • Failure to comply with a probation order

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused were detained pending a bail hearing and are slated to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on a later date.

Individuals possessing information pertinent to this investigation are encouraged to contact the Grenville County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online via Ontario Crime Stoppers. Informants may qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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