From the OPP
Members of the Rainy River District OPP had requested the public’s assistance in solving five break-and-enters that occurred on the Red Wing Road in the Morson area over the past week.
Unknown culprit(s) entered the residences and stole numerous items, including alcohol, a generator, a television, and a number of firearms.
As a result of an extensive and ongoing investigation, and the execution of a search warrant of a dwelling and surrounding property in Lake of the Woods Township, two arrests have been made in connection with these incidents.
A 46-year-old Lake of the Woods Township man was charged with eight counts of break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and two counts of careless storage of a firearm.
He also faces two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.
A 39-year-old Rainy River woman, meanwhile, was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break-in tools, and nine counts of break and enter.
Both were being held in custody pending their next court appearance, which was scheduled for earlier today in Fort Frances.
A massive quantity of stolen property has been recovered by members of the Rainy River District OPP as a result of the execution of the warrant.
Preliminary examination of the property has revealed some of it originated in Manitoba.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a break-and-enter and are missing property, contact Det. Cst. Chuck Macdonald at the Rainy River District OPP or at Charles.P.Macdonald@opp.ca to set up an appointment to attend the detachment and identify the property.