SEVEN BREAK-INS IN ONE NIGHT: But cops get their man

SEVEN BREAK-INS IN ONE NIGHT: But cops get their man

CORNWALL, Ontario – A Cornwall man has been picked up following a rash of overnight break-ins east of the city.

No less than seven properties on Paragon Road were burgled overnight Tuesday.

A man was caught breaking into a garage on the rural road in South Glengarry, but fled the scene. He was later spotted in Cornwall by city police and was arrested.

Several other residents of Paragon and Rae roads reported break-ins and thefts from vehicles where cell phones, credit cards, cash, jewellery, tools, food and a GPS were stolen.

Gerald Poitras, 47, faces OPP charges of theft from a motor vehicle (four counts), trespassing at night (six counts), break and enter (two counts), possession of property obtained by crime and fail to comply with a probation order (seven counts).

He also faces charges in Cornwall for stealing a vehicle, fraud under $5,000 (three counts), possessing property obtained by crime (four counts) and breach of probation.

Cornwall police said a man took a motor vehicle that did not belong to him from an Easton Avenue address. It is also alleged that a man took several credit cards from other motor vehicles that he later used to make purchases.

Poitras was held in custody pending a court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice Wednesday in Cornwall.

Police said a warrant also exists for the arrest of Jessyca Coleman (24) of Cornwall for charges of theft under $5,000 (four counts), break, enter and theft (two counts) and trespass at night (six counts).

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