B & E tools, key fob programmer found at Oshawa traffic stop leads to charges for Quebec trio


Published January 16, 2023 at 10:24 am

The discovery of tools used for breaking and entering and re-programming a car’s key fob discovered during a traffic stop in Oshawa has resulted in charges for three people from Montreal.

According to Durham Regional Police, their officers were on a routine patrol through the city’s south end around 3 a.m. on January 13. Around that time the officers pulled over a car near Glen St. and Wentworth St.

Upon closer inspection of the car, the officers found a “large quantity of cannabis,” break-and-enter tools, and a re-programmer for a car’s key fob, police claim.

The occupants of the car, a trio from Quebec, were all arrested on the scene.

Tomy Martel, 22, Louis Pierre, 20, and a 17-year-old, all from Montreal, face several charges including;

  • possession of break-and-enter instruments,
  • possession of automobile master key,
  • possession of a device to obtain computer service and,
  • possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling

All three remain in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anybody with information pertinent to the investigation can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2209, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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