OPP charges person involved in break and enters

CENTRAL MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged an individual in relation to thefts on Lake Mindemoya.

On March 17, the OPP was notified of a theft that occurred from an ice shack on Lake Mindemoya. An individual was observed leaving the ice shack on a snowmobile. Officers were able to locate the snowmobile and conducted a traffic stop. Further investigation revealed that the snowmobile had been stolen, and the driver was subsequently arrested.

Michel Daigle, 45 years old, from Sudbury has been charged with: dangerous operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the criminal code (CC); four counts of operation while prohibited under the criminal code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the criminal code; flight from peace officer, contrary to section 320.17 of the CC; two counts of failure to comply with release order-other than to attend court, contrary to section 145(5)(a) of the CC; theft under $5,000, contrary to section 334(b) of the CC; and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000-in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and was scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on March 21.