Grenville OPP seek public help identifying theft suspect, vehicle

The Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has issued a public appeal for information to aid in a theft investigation.

According to OPP, the incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jul. 4, 2024, at a gas station located on Prescott Centre Drive in the Town of Prescott.

Authorities have obtained photographs and details regarding a person and vehicle believed to be involved in the theft.

“We are seeking assistance from the community to identify the individual and vehicle of interest,” stated Provincial Constable Dave Holmes of the Grenville County OPP. “Any information provided could be crucial to our investigation.”

The person of interest is described as a white female with a medium build, sporting brown hair in a ponytail, black shorts, and a grey tank top with white shoulder straps. She was also seen wearing dark sunglasses, flip flops, and has a tattoo on her back left calf.

The vehicle in question is reported to be a white 2007-2011 Suzuki SX4 hatchback. It features peeling paint along the rear trunk window and front windshield, black front and rear bumpers, and notably lacks license plates. Additionally, it is equipped with a large, tall roof rack system.

Individuals with any pertinent information are urged to contact the Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be submitted online via Crime Stoppers or by calling 1-800-222-8477.


Over the last decade, Ontarians living in rural areas, towns and small cities have witnessed legacy media outlets slashing budgets for local newsrooms, if not closing them completely, and a resulting decline of journalistic oversight in these communities. The problem of disappearing journalism was exacerbated in the summer of 2023, when Meta chose to block all trusted Canadian news from its platforms, most notably Facebook, to which many Canadians turned with the advent of instantly available internet news. With Google threatening to do the same with the impending passing of Bill C-18, it may seen on the surface that access to local news is facing unprecedented roadblocks.

At the Hometownist, we believe that the future of local journalism lies with independently owned media delivering news that matters directly to the community. Amid the bullying tactics of big tech giants and greedy, top-heavy legacy media companies, Hometownist (which encompasses Brockvilleist, Lanarkist and Quinteist) aims to be an oasis of truth in an otherwise encroaching news desert.

But we need your help to keep this news coming.

When you subscribe to Brockvilleist, Lanarkist, or Quinteist, not only will you unlock ad-free priority access to every single article, but you will also receive a daily e-newsletter delivered to your inbox highlighting stories that are important to you, without depending on any third-party social media site or search engine that has decided what you should or shouldn’t be able to read.

Not only that, you’ll also be supporting our local journalists and publishing team who work hard every day of the year to bring you trusted news and information.

We believe that access to accurate, relevant, locally-informed news is integral to a healthy community and democracy. If you believe the same, click here to subscribe to Brockvilleist.

You cannot copy content of this page