In December 2022, the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) began investigating a string of thefts that had occurred across Eastern Ontario since October 2022. Video surveillance from stores in Casselman, Winchester, Arnprior, Renfrew, Kemptville, Rockland, and Hawkesbury showed a man entering the store, filling bags with bottles of high-end liquor, and leaving without paying.
The OPP posted photos of the man on their social media accounts, requesting assistance from the public to help identify the man. On January 10, Alexandre Lalonde, 33, from Ottawa was arrested and charged with seven counts of theft under $5000. He was held for a bail hearing.