Oshawa home invasion leads to charges for three people

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Published January 10, 2022 at 2:45 pm

Durham Police arrested three men in connection to a weekend home invasion in Oshawa.

Police say three suspects broke in to a home on Phillip Murray Avenue armed a gun and a knife around four a.m. January 8. They stole numerous items from the house including the victim’s car.

Phillip Murray Avenue was last in the news in November, when Ruth Humphries, 67, was found murdered in her home on the street.

One of the home’s occupants suffered non-life threatening injuries in the robbery. Police say they found and arrested three suspects shortly afterwards and executed a search warrant at the home.

Cheyeanne Hayden, 33 of no fixed address, faces charges of robbery with a weapon, theft of a vehicle, theft under $5,000, use of firearm in the commission of a crime, break and enter, and failure to comply with release conditions.

David Vanderwerf, 34 of Oshawa, has been charged with robbery with a weapon, theft of motor vehicle, theft under $5,000, use of firearm in the commission of a crime, break and enter, failure to comply with a release order and four counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

Blaine Smith, 40 of no fixed address, is charged with two counts of robbery with a weapon, theft of motor vehicle, theft under $5,000, use of firearm in the commission of an offence, break and enter, two counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of possession of a weapon for committing an offence.

All three will remain in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this break and enter can call D/Cst. Bowler at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2739 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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