Thirty charges for Oshawa man for alleged gym locker thefts while out on probation

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Published June 24, 2024 at 1:55 pm

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An Oshawa man out on the street on three separate release orders has been arrested and charged with 30 offences, including eight for alleged break-and-enter and thefts while out on probation.

Durham Police’s Central East Division Criminal Investigation Branch wrapped up an investigation Friday into the 46-year-old man, who is well-known to police.

Edward Pond is accused of breaking into lockers at local gyms and community centres to steal wallets, vehicle keys, credit cards and other personal belongings. He’s also accused of breaking into several vehicles and using the stolen credit cards at various retailers.

Pond was located and arrested without incident.

He has been charged with break and enter, unauthorized use of credit card data, two counts of possession of credit card obtained by crime, theft under and over $5,000, ‘personation to obtain property interest’ and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Pond was also charged with 16 counts of breach of probation and six counts of fail to comply with release order.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact D/Cst Armstrong of the Central East Division Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2741.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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