A Trent Lakes man is facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing a dock and boat.
On June 17 at 4:00 p.m., a Crystal Lake resident called the OPP to report that their dock and the boat affixed to it were missing. OPP Const. Daniel Gay says the dock was likely taken around 1:00 a.m. that morning and loaded into a “light blue or silver SUV or pickup truck” according to camera footage acquired by OPP.
The OPP found the boat floating on the lake the next day, but they couldn’t find the missing dock. The OPP’s street crime division received a tip on June 26 that allowed them to get a search warrant for a waterfront property in Trent Lakes.
“They were able to recover the dock,” Gay says. “But they also found a boat reported stolen from a different location.”
The boat had been taken from a property in South Glengarry Township on June 24. The OPP also recovered a $1,000 barbecue smoker reported missing from a local business on June 21. All three items were returned to their owners.
During the search, the OPP arrested 46-year-old Trent Lakes resident Derek Rennie. They couldn’t confirm whether Rennie lived at the property.
He faces six charges, including two for possession of stolen items over $5,000 and two for theft over $5,000. Gay says one charge for either felony could land a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Rennie will appear before Peterborough’s Ontario Court of Justice on August 8.