Officers from the Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police arrested two people after responding to a break-and-enter in progress at a residence on Maple Leaf Road in Echo Bay, a news release said.
On Dec. 21 at around 2 p.m., OPP officers accompanied by the Emergency Response Team and the North East Canine Unit, determined the two, one riding a black Arctic Cat and the other on a blue Skidoo Rotax 500, had stolen gasoline from a shed and left the property on the Cat, the release stated.
At approximately 2:38 p.m., police found the Arctic Cat on Lakeview Road in Laird Township.
While dealing with the two individuals, police received another complaint from a cottage owner on Birch Point Drive in Laird Township, reporting that someone damaged a front door frame and there were items in the cottage that didn't belong to property owner. A query revealed the Skidoo Rotax500 was stolen from Finss Bay Road. Police arrested both individuals, the release said.
Police searched the individuals and the Arctic Cat and found tools used to break-and-enter and a small amount of suspected cocaine.
As a result, Thomas Kennedy, 39, from Sault Ste. Marie, was charged with break, enter a place with intent to commit Indictable offence, contrary to section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; possession property obtained by crime under $5,000 in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the criminal code.
The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice video bail in Sault Ste. Marie on Dec. 22 and was remanded into custody.
Cheyenne Jones, 32, from Sault Ste. Marie, was charged with: possession property obtained by crime under $5,000 in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the criminal code; possession break-in Instruments, contrary to section 351(1) of the criminal code; possession of a schedule 1 substance (cocaine), contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on Feb. 6.