Two Minden Hills Residents Face Robbery Charges


The Haliburton Highlands OPP is currently investigating a robbery in the Township of Minden Hills.

On January 20 shortly before 1:30 p.m., Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to a report of a robbery at a home on Parkside Street in Minden. The suspects were located a short time later, with the assistance of City of Kawartha Lakes OPP officers, and arrested without incident. A firearm was recovered.

As a result of the investigation, Tanya Lescan, age 39, and Jeffery Wittred, age 55, both of Minden Hills, have been charged with:

  • Robbery using firearm
  • Assault
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of schedule 1 substance-cocaine

Both accused are scheduled to appear for a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay, on January 21. There are no concerns for public safety at this time.

Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation is asked to call Haliburton Highlands OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705 286-1431. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web-tip at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.


  1. Criminal activity with fire arms. Most of these gun charges will be plea bargained away and they walk. Until the courts wake up and hand out stiffer penalties this is the way it will be. Mean while TPS says most firearms used in the city is brought across the border. What does the feds and dumb mayors do, they penalize law abiding good citizens of this country. Safe day to all first responders!

  2. As well, the liberals do away with minimum sentences in regards to firearms. Now isn’t that a great way to deal with crime. The new gun buy back will cost the government millions of dollars and do nothing for crime reduction! What a joke Trudeau is!


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