Alert citizens in Zorra Township help lead to arrests for stolen items

Two men have been charged with numerous offences after alert citizens in Zorra Township helped to track them down.

The OPP received a call for a suspicious vehicle on Monday, Feb. 5 around 5:45 p.m. on the 10th Line in Zorra.

The citizens in the area had observed the suspicious vehicle, a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle (ATV) being operated on 11th Line, just north of County Road 33. The citizens alerted police then followed the vehicle and two male suspects operating it. The ATV was believed to be stolen.

The citizens enlisted the help of surrounding residents/neighbors and located the ATV abandoned and followed two sets of footwear impressions. The two male suspects were located a short distance away and arrested by OPP.

The ATV, valued at approximately $12,000, was recovered and had been reported stolen from 23rd Line in Zorra Township on Feb. 3.

A large pipe wrench and a battery charger were recovered at the scene, which had been reported stolen from two separate break, enter and thefts from properties in Zorra Township within the last month.

A 28-year-old Ingersoll man was charged with numerous offences and released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.

A 21-year-old Woodstock man was also charged with numerous offences and held for a bail hearing.

OPP commend the quick thinking actions of the citizens, calling it a great example of the community and police working together to keep our communities safe.