OPP, local police arrest 2 in connection with Belleville break and enters

Two people are facing numerous charges for their alleged involvement in four break-ins in the Central Hastings area.

Around noon on March 14, Central Hastings OPP, Quinte West OPP and the Belleville police executed a search warrant at a home in the city.

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Police arrested two people inside the home who were allegedly responsible for four break and enters and several robberies in the area.

Police say the pair first broke into an LCBO in Stirling-Rawdon Township on Feb. 11, 2018. Sometime between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, 2018, police claim they then broke into the Shore Acres Gallery in Marmora, from which they stole several items.

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On Dec. 26, 2018, Northumberland OPP investigated a break-in and theft from a cottage on Rylstone Road in the Trent Hills, for which they believe the pair was responsible.

On the same day, Peterborough OPP also responded to a break and enter and theft at the Ranch Restaurant on Highway 7 in Methuen Township.

The two allegedly involved in the crimes are 47-year-old Barry Carr of Belleville and 32-year-old Jessica Whiteman, also of Belleville.

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Both Carr and Whiteman are facing numerous charges, including: two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, four counts of mischief, three counts of theft under $5,000, one count of theft over $5,000 and four counts of break and enter.

Both are scheduled to appear in a Belleville court for bail on March 15.

OPP say the investigation is ongoing.

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