Numerous guns and other items stolen while people were at funerals: OPP

OPP display items they say were stolen from homes while people attended funerals. (Source: Elgin County OPP)

LONDON, Ont. -- A man and woman are facing close to 90 charges after police say they broke into residences throughout Southwestern Ontario during funeral services.

A 45-year-old woman of Dutton-Dunwich and a 55-year-old man, also of Dutton-Dunwich, were arrested following an investigation by OPP Elgin and Middlesex Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

The woman is facing charges of:

  • break and enter
  • possess break-in instruments,
  • obstruct peace officer,
  • removing vehicle identification number,
  • assault peace officer (two counts),
  • possession of property obtained by crime (16 counts),
  • possession of a firearm obtained by crime (18 counts),
  • careless storage of a firearm obtained by crime (four counts),
  • possession of a prohibited device (three counts).

The man is charged with:

  • possession of property obtained by crime (16 counts),
  • possession of a firearm obtained by crime (18 counts),
  • careless storage of a firearm obtained by crime (four counts),
  • possession of a prohibited device (three counts),
  • removing vehicle identification number.

OPP are urging people to be cautious when publishing funeral details.