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Search warrant leads to recovery of over $8,000 in stolen property

The investigation was of stolen property in both St. Catharines and Thorold and two people have been arrested and charged
File photo. Source: Niagara Regional Police Facebook page
During the month of July 2019, members of the #1 District Street Crime Unit, with support from #1 District uniform patrol, initiated an investigation into stolen property in St.Catharines and Thorold.

On July 25, 2019 Detectives from the #1 District Street Crime Unit were granted judicial authorization to execute a Criminal Code search warrant in south St.Catharines. Detectives recovered over $8,000 in stolen property on or near the residence.

Charged with one count of possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, two counts of break, enter and commit an indictable offence,one count of theft under $5,000, and one count of breach of probation is 18-year-old Matthew Belisle of St.Catharines.

Charged with one count of possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000, two counts of break, enter, and commit theft, one count of theft under $5,000, and five counts of fraud under $5,000 is 20-year-old Kaylee Van De Byl of no fixed abode 

Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing on July 26, 2019 at 59 Church Street, St.Catharines.