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One man arrested after series of break-ins

The Durham Regional Police have arrested one man in connection to a series of break-ins around Oshawa and Whitby late last year.

In December, members of Central East and Central West Division Criminal Investigation Bureaus commenced an investigation into a series of residential break and enters in the region and were able to identify a 39-year-old suspect. The man was arrested during a break and enter on Waverley Street in Oshawa on Jan. 24.

Investigators have since executed three search warrants in Oshawa and recovered a large amount of stolen property.

The 39-year-old resident of Birchcliffe Avenue in Oshawa, is charged with three counts of breaking and entering and possession of stolen property obtained by crime. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police are seeking to reunite the seized property with rightful owners and will be contacting the victims of recent break and enters.

Investigators believe there may be more victims in this area that had property stolen from their residences since December and would like victims to come forward if they haven’t already done so and submit an online report to the DRPS website.

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. MacKinnon of Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2783. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.