String of Recent Thefts and an Arrest of One Man

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(DRYDEN, ON) – A recent string of thefts occurred in Dryden over the last few days. Crystal meth and other drugs are rampant in the city, resulting in a rise of property crimes along with other “crimes of opportunity. One male is in custody but it is not certain if he is responsible for all the thefts.

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On August 9, 2019, the Dryden Police Service received a report that both licenses plates had been stolen from a 2006 Toyota Tundra while parked at Safeway.

On August 11, 2019, the Dryden Police Service received a call of a theft in progress at Extra Foods advising that someone had cut the locks off a propane storage unit and removed a number of propane cylinders. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived. This incident in still under investigation.

On August 12, 2019 around 7:00am, the Dryden Police Service received a report from a home on First Street advising of a break and enter in progress. When Police arrived they observed male gathering property from a home and putting inside a vehicle. Upon seeing the police, the male immediately fled on foot. Police Officers pursued on foot and arrested the male a short distance later.

Arrested and charged is Brian Joseph STRICKLAND – 45-years-old of Dryden, ON. STRICKLAND faces charges of:

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  • Break and Enter to a Dwelling.
  • 3 counts of Possession of Stolen Property.
  • Theft from a motor vehicle.
  • Resist Arrest.
  • 2 counts of Fail to Comply with a Recognizance.

Source: Dryden Police Service

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