Hallowe’en plagued by mischiefs

the OPP

Hallowe’en generally is a fun night for little ghosts and goblins to get out with their friends and families.
But this year in Fort Frances, it was a lot more than just looking for treats.
Rainy River District OPP officers were kept busy Nov. 1 as residents woke up to realize they had fallen victim to vandals and thieves.
On the 800 block of Fourth Street East, culprit(s) smashed a pickup truck window and proceeded to rummage through the interior.
As the OPP officer investigated that complaint, a further check on neighbouring properties revealed a convertible car had been accessed when culprit(s) cut into the cover.
Stolen from the vehicle were a pair of black work gloves, a silver LED flashlight, and an aluminum flashlight with a metal “Ford Mustang” decal.
The officer proceeded to continue foot patrol west and was advised by a resident on the 900 block of Fifth Street East that someone had left behind several pieces of stolen property, including a broken pair of prescription glasses, a portable air compressor, two “Magic Heat” cans, a trailer adapter, and two sets of keys.
The mischief incidents continued to be discovered as the officer walked further west, and was approached by another two residents on the 900 block of Banta Boulevard and the 800 block of Frenette Avenue.
A garage was damaged when culprit(s) broke a light and cut a screen.
Fortunately, the officer was able to return the previously-located stolen property as one of the complainants was the owner.
But still missing from one of the vehicles is a stolen wallet.
Police are continuing their investigation, but ultimately this crime has affected numerous homeowners within the community.
If you have information pertaining to these crimes, remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or text your information to “tip262 and their tip information” to CRIMES (274637).
You may be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward, and you will help your community by solving these crimes.