Information Sought In Thefts & Graffiti

Media Release

Thursday, August 31st, 2017


Needless Graffiti Investigated

Several Lindsay residents contacted Kawartha Lakes Police on August 28th, 2014 after incidents of graffiti were reported to them.

It is believed that the graffiti occurred overnight from August 27th to August 28th, 2017 and involved the use of yellow and red spray paint. On Ridout Street, there were reports of trees and sidewalks being tagged with the yellow paint along with a yellow and red heart with the initials “TA” being spray painted on the sidewalk. There was also a report of a vehicle being spray painted with yellow paint on Kent Street East.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the graffiti contact them at 705.324.5252 or if you wish to provide information anonymously, you can do so through Crimestoppers at 1.888.222.TIPS(8477) or at


Tools And Construction Equipment Taken In Separate Thefts

Kawartha Lakes Police are looking for any information that may assist them in locating person(s) responsible for two separate incidents of theft that occurred recently.

In the first occurrence, Police were contacted after workers returned to a job site on Lindsay Street South where workers were constructing a basketball court. Equipment had been left there between August 23rd, 2017 and August 28th, 2017. When the workers returned to work the morning of August 28th, 2017 they found that a plate packer and a plate rammer ( jumping jack) had been removed from the site. Both items are used for packing and compacting soil and gravel. The plate packer is an MBW Model GPR68H which is valued at approximately $7200.00 and weighs over 300 pounds. The plate rammer is also very heavy weighing in at over 150 pounds and is valued at over $2000.00.

Jumping Jack

Plate Packer

In the second occurrence, a construction storage trailer located at a Cambridge Street North address was entered sometime between August 20th, 2017 and August 28th, 2017. The thieves cut the lock securing the trailer and removed tools valued in excess of $5000.00. The items missing include Stihl Chainsaws, Circular saws and other power tools used in home renovation and construction.

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact Kawartha Lakes Police at 705.324.5252 or if you wish to provide information anonymously, you can do so through Crimestoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS(8477) or at .