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OPP recover stolen side-by-side valued at $16,000

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An arrest has been made after more than $2,100 in tools and a side-by-side valued at $16,000 were reported stolen from a garage near Thessalon on Sept. 9.

A search warrant was executed on Sept. 16 at a residence on Biish Road within the Territory of Thessalon First Nation and the missing side-by-side was recovered.

Robert Corbiere, 54, has been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and mischief.

Full text of a news release issued today by the Ontario Provincial Police follows:

MUNICIPALITY OF HURON SHORES - On Sept. 10, 2020 shortly after 10:30 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began an investigation of a break and enter that occurred at property on Cullis Road in the Municipality of Huron Shores.

On Sept. 9, 2020 at approximately 9:36 p.m., a trail camera showed footage of a masked person entering a storage garage and removing a green 2016 John Deere Gator side-by-side valued at $16,000 and over $2,100 in tools, fishing and a vehicle accessories.

Tools that were stolen are:
    •    Husky air compressor ($125)  
    •    Mastercraft hex key set ($50)
    •    Black and Decker hedge trimmer ($75)
    •    Stihl brush cleaner
    •    Mastercraft diskett joiner ($50)
    •    Mastercraft rotator ($60)
    •    Mastercraft sander ($75)
    •    Makita sander ($100)
    •    Ryobi drill bit set ($75)
    •    Skihl palm sander ($60)
    •    12 volt battery charger ($35)
    •    Black and Decker circular saw ($50)
    •    Black and Decker sawsall ($100)
    •    Makita circular saw ($150)
    •    Mastercraft slide compound mitre saw ($300)
    •    Three Shamano 1000 series fishing reels ($90)
    •    Three Shamano fishing rods ($75)
    •    F110 vehicle accessory ($200)
    •    John Deere roof kit for side-by-side ($595)

On Sept. 16, 2020 shortly after 7 p.m., members from the East Algoma OPP assisted the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a search warrant at a residence on Biish Road within the Territory of Thessalon First Nation and recovered the stolen 2016 John Deere Gator side-by-side that was now freshly painted red (confirmed one of the same by a matching vehicle Identification number).

The listed property is still outstanding and the investigation continuing.

On Sept. 17, 2020 at approximately 11 a.m., members of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit with the assistance of East Algoma OPP arrested and charged Robert Corbiere, age 54 from Thessalon First Nation, with:
    •    Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
    •    Mischief - destroy or damages property, contrary to section 430(1)(a) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Nov. 5, 2020.

East Algoma OPP is requesting anyone with information on this break and enter that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-1122 or submit information online or download the P3 App where you may eligible to receive a cash reward of up $2,000.