Kawartha Lakes police warn Lindsay retailers of distraction-style thefts

Kawartha Lakes police warn Lindsay retailers of distraction-style thefts
Police locate Lindsay, Ont., man accused of threatening to harm people
City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service say OPP located and arrested Justin Raymond Rentrop on Wednesday.

He was held in custody and will be attending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on Thursday.

Police in Lindsay, Ont., have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of threatening residents in the town’s west end and avoiding police.

City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service says Justin Raymond Rentrop, 32, is wanted for incidents involving residents of a home on Fair Avenue.

It’s alleged that on Oct. 26, Rentrop attended a residence and threatened to harm occupants of a home. A vehicle belonging to one of the residents was also damaged.

Police were unable to locate the man until Monday when he was observed driving a vehicle on Sussex Street South in Lindsay.

“Officers attempted to stop Rentrop, however he refused to stop for police,” stated Sgt. Dave Murtha in a release Wednesday.

An arrest warrant was obtained on Tuesday. Rentrop is wanted for four counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm, mischief under $5,000, six counts of failing to comply with conditions of a probation order and one count of failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance.

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A man wanted in connection to a theft from a home in Lindsay was arrested after police were notified of his whereabouts, say police.

On Oct. 3, Kawartha Lakes Police Service received the report of a theft from a home on Hamilton Street. The investigating officer identified the suspect of the theft, but was unable to locate him. The officer obtained a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. 

On Tuesday (Nov. 6), police were notified that the suspect was at a residence on Mary Street West. Officers attended the home and the suspect was arrested. 

MacKenzie Terrence Kirkwood, 29, of Lindsay, is charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and failing to comply with the conditions of his officer in charge undertaking.  The accused will appear in court on Dec. 13.