North East OPP release update on recent Break and Enter in Searchmont, Ontario

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(SEARCHMONT, ON) – On June 8, 2018 members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the North East Region Crime Unit initiated an investigation of a Break and Enter in Searchmont, Ontario.

Investigation revealed numerous items missing including a Yamaha 660 Grizzly all-terrain vehicle (ATV), a Kawasaki KLR 650 trail bike, numerous tools, and 3 firearms equaling a value of approximately $30,000.

Police have recovered several items, however many items remain outstanding including, tools, the Kawasaki KLR 650 and a firearm.

As a result of a joint investigation with the Sault Ste. Marie Police service, the OPP have arrested and charged 2 males.

Tony AGAWA, 26-years-old of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was charged with the following:

  • One count – break and enter a place-commit indictable offence contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • One count – fail to comply with recognizance contrary to section 145(3) of the CC.

William Hubert ELIE, 23-years-old of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was charged with the following:

  • One count – break and enter dwelling house-commit indictable offence contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the CC,
  • Two counts – fail to comply with probation order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC.

 Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

 

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