With help from Caledon OPP, Niagara Police charge four and seek another on thefts of catalytic converters in West Lincoln

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Published October 21, 2021 at 2:08 pm

Niagara Police, who teamed up with the Caledon OPP, to investigate the theft of catalytic converters from the Smithville (West Lincoln) area have now charged three adults and two young offenders.

The four month investigation into the the thefts that crossed several municipalities finally saw 23 charges laid yesterday (October 20).

Raphael Banon, 20, of Thornhill was charged with two counts of break and enter, one count of property obtained by crime and one count of possessing break and enter tools.

Tomaso Montleone, 21, of York was charged with two counts of break and enter, one count of property obtained by crime and one count of possessing break and enter tools.

Richard Molina-Lopez, 20, of Richmond Hill was charged with two counts of break and enter, one count of property obtained by crime, one count of possessing break and enter tools and two counts of failure to comply with probation.

A 17 year old male from York  was charged with two counts of break and enter, one count of property obtained by crime and one count of possessing break and enter tools.

A warrant has been issued for another 17 year old male from York for two counts of break and enter, one count of property obtained by crime, one count of possessing break and enter tools and failure to comply with probation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1002200.

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