Break-ins at public schools in Oshawa prompt charges for two

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Published May 13, 2024 at 2:53 pm

A string of break-ins in Oshawa schools has resulted in charges for two men.

Multiple schools suffered break-ins between April and March, during which laptops, computer monitors, and phone chargers, according to Durham Police.

On May 11, officers raided a home on George Street, a residential cul-de-sac just west of Ritson Rd. They arrested two men at the scene and claimed they found numerous school electronics.

Andrew Macauley, 32 of Whitby is charged with;

  • five counts of break-and-enter,
  • five counts of possession of break-in instruments,
  • four counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000,
  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,
  • two possession of methamphetamine,
  • possession of an unspecified Schedule III substance, and
  • six counts of failure to comply with probation orders

Matthew McBride, 38 of Oshawa, is charged with;

  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,
  • possession of methamphetamine, and
  • possession of an unspecified Schedule III substance

Macauley remains in custody and McBride was released with conditions. Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2171 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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