Youths charged in cottage mischiefs

Written by  Friday, 06 April 2018 20:01
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On April 5, 2018, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of Frontenac and Napanee arrested two male youths connected to several seasonal cottage break & enters and mischiefs in South and Central Frontenac Townships.

Between December 2017 and the end of January 2018  Frontenac and Sharbort Lake OPP began to investigative a significant amount of break and enters to seasonal cottages around Bob’s Lake, St. Andrew’s Lake , and Craig Island.

The youths ransacked the properties, damage was done to windows, doors and various items inside the cottages were destroyed. The estimate damage total for all dwelling is approximately $200,000. 

As a result of the OPP investigation two17-year-old males have been charged with 56 Criminal Offences jointly, with the vast majority being breaking and entering, causing mischief to the dwellings, possessing property obtained by crime and a single offence of theft of a motor vehicle.

One young offender is solely charged with an additional 14 criminal code offences related again to break & enters, mischief, possession property obtained by crime and theft. 

One youth was released from police custody with a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston at a later date. The second youth was held for a bail hearing scheduled on April 6, 2018 in Kingston, ON.

Their names are being withheld as per the provisions of the Youth Criminal justice Act (YCJA).

(The article describing the incidents that lead to this investigation can be viewed here  - Rampant Vandalism on Bob's Lake 

The initial investigation of the Bob's Lake incident is connected,  through coincidence, with an otherwise unrelated incident. Police came upon Debra Ann Hill (Teal),  who lived on the road leading to where the break ins took place, while investigating the break in.. Police took Ms. Hill home. She died later that evening. Because of the police involvement with her, her death is being investigated by the Special Investigations Unit. Other than the timing of the police presence at that location,the Hill death and the break-ins are unrelated.

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