Ingersoll man charged after frozen turkey pies stolen from a church
Did someone squawk? Did they chicken out? Those questions come to mind in the wake of an arrest in the case of Ingersoll’s pilfered turkey pot pies.
A cool $1,000 worth of pies (200 of them, individual portion size) were stolen from a second-floor freezer at Ingersoll’s St. James Anglican church between May 15 and 21.
OPP investigated the theft last Wednesday, issuing a bulletin asking the public to be on the lookout for the stolen frozen dinners.
“It certainly helped in the investigation,” OPP Const. Stacey Culbert said Tuesday of the attention the odd theft garnered in the media.
Culbert had noted last week, “If there’s that many turkey pot pies out there, someone is going to try to sell them or off-load them.”
A 33-year-old Ingersoll man is charged with possessing property obtained by crime valued at less than $5,000.
Culbert said Tuesday the investigation is ongoing, and the OPP are releasing details of the bust in the hopes more information will come to light.
“Everybody’s remarkably upset by what’s happened in their community,” she said of the theft. “Any information is helpful.”
Anyone with information should contact Oxford OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.oxfordcrimestoppers.com.