A forty-seven year old male is facing charges related to theft and possession of stolen property.
On July 16, 2018, police received a report of a theft from auto that occurred during the early morning hours of July 15, 2018. Items that were reported stolen included a backpack containing a wallet, identification cards, money, as well as credit and debit cards. Investigation into this theft revealed the credit and debit cards were used to make purchases at two separate businesses. The suspect used the TAP feature to make the unauthorized purchases. Continued investigation led to identification of a 47 year-old male.
On August 1, 2018, police located and apprehended the suspect male on the 700 block of Rae Street.
Forty-seven year-old Lee Sean GENDRON of Regina is charged with:
· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 [355(b) CC];
· Theft under $5000 [334(b) CC]; and
· Fail to comply with recognizance [145(3) CC].
GENDRON will appear in court for these charges on October 17, 2018.
Theft from auto is an ongoing crime issue in our City. The Regina Police Service encourages residents to remove valuables from their vehicles and ensure the vehicles are locked. It is especially important to remove wallets and purses from your parked vehicle. These items, along with garage door openers, are especially attractive to thieves, since they open up several other opportunities for crime and victimization to occur.