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Two teens facing 56 charges after at least 40 cottage break-ins: OPP

Two young men have been jointly charged with 56 offences after several cottage break-ins.
Two young men have been jointly charged with 56 offences after several cottage break-ins. The Canadian Press

Frontenac and Napanee OPP have arrested two teens in connection with several seasonal cottage break and enters and acts of mischief in South and Central Frontenac Townships.

Between December 2017 and the end of January 2018, Frontenac and Sharbot Lake OPP began to investigative several break-ins to cottages around Bob’s Lake, St. Andrew’s Lake and Craig Island.

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According to OPP, at least 40 properties were ransacked by the two teens. Damage was done to windows and doors and various items inside the cottages were destroyed. Total damage to the cottages is estimated at approximately $200,000.

As a result of the OPP investigation, two 17-year-old boys have been charged with 56 criminal offences. The vast majority of the charges include breaking and entering, causing mischief to the dwellings, possessing property obtained by crime and a single offence of theft of a motor vehicle.

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One of the youths is solely charged with an additional 14 criminal code offences related to break-ins, mischief, possession of property obtained by crime and theft.