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Two charged in string of gas thefts from Tay Valley golf course

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Two area residents have been charged by Lanark County OPP after a string of gas thefts from a golf course in Tay Valley Township.

Police say these thefts began earlier this spring, with numerous incidents taking place.

A media release explains that on Sunday, May 12, shortly after 11:30 p.m., an officer observed someone syphoning fuel from golf carts.

“The person fled on foot as other officers arrived, but was arrested a short time later, along with an individual in a parked vehicle,” the release reads.

John Pigeon, age 34 of Tay Valley Township, has been charged with:

  • Theft under $5000
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Chantelle Horsley, age 28, of Perth, has been charged with theft under $5,000.

Charges have not been proven in court.

Both of the accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on June 3, 2024.

The earlier thefts of gas remain under investigation. It’s not yet known if this incident is connected to the previous thefts.

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