According to police, on August 12, 2015 at 2:25AM uniform officers from the Welland office of the Niagara Regional Police responded to the area of Dover Road in the City of Welland.  The NRPS Communications Unit had received a 911 call from a 72 year old female home owner.

 

The home owner called the police after she was awoken to the sound of noise from within her home.  The home owner observed persons fleeing from the residence.  Entry had been gained through a window.

Uniform officers searched the area locating two males a short distance away at 2:45AM on First Street.  The males were found in possession of items belonging to the 72 year home owner.

The two males were arrested by officers.  Officers were able to recover all the property except for a television which is still missing and may be in the area.

During their subsequent search of the arrested males, police located property suspected to be from another residential break and enter.

Further investigation revealed that a home in the area of Dunkirk Road in Welland had also been entered over night while the home owner was asleep.  Entry had been gained through a window.

Officers determined a third male, a youthful offender had been present at both  break and enters.  He was located by officers and arrested at 3:03AM.

Charged is:

 

1) Jamall WITTER, 18 years, Welland
- Break and Enter Commit Theft to a dwelling house Sec 348 (1)(b) Criminal Code of  Canada

 

2) Damyen CARON, 18 years, No Fixed Abode
- Break and Enter Commit Theft to a dwelling house Sec 348 (1)(b) Criminal Code of  Canada

 

3) A 17 year old Youthful Offender
- Break and Enter Commit Theft to a dwelling house Sec 348 (1)(b) Criminal Code of  Canada

 

Residents in the area of the break ins are asked to report any suspicious activity they may have witnessed overnight and to check their residence and property for anything suspicious that may be missing or having been left behind.

The matter remains under investigation by detectives from the Welland Criminal Investigation Branch.  Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111 ext. 3300 or call Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

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