Pair of Chapleau Residents Charged in Connection With B&E at Seasonal Residence

Ontario Provincial Police have charged two Chapleau residents in connection to a break-and-enter at a seasonal residence near the town.

Superior East OPP say they were called to the Serviss Lake seasonal residence on Friday, with officers observing signs of forced entry and that multiple items had been taken - police were able to locate a suspect in possession of some of the stolen items later that day, leading to the arrest of a 33-year-old on a charge of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

On Monday, police arrested a second suspect - a 24-year-old - on charges of break and enter a place to commit an indictable offence and possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

Both have been released, scheduled to appear in court in two months.

In the meantime, Superior East OPP are reminding seasonal residence owners to take "extra precautions" for the off season, including: establishing clear views of your windows and doors from a distance; installing lighting to eliminate dark areas around doors and windows; installing deadbolts with at least a one-inch throw for all doors; reinforcing any windows located in or next to doors that are withing 40 inches of a door lock; ensuring all windows have a secondary security device in case a window lock's defeated; and having a trusted friend or neighbour periodically check on the place during your absence.