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Canine Unit locates break and enter suspect in Serpent River

He'll be in court in Blind River July 11
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SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION - On May 6, 2019 at 12:02 a.m., members of the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an alarm at a commercial building on the Serpent River First Nation.

When officers arrived at the scene they observed evidence of a break and enter. A suspect was not immediately located, but believed to have recently departed before police arrival. As a result, the OPP Canine Unit was deployed and was successful in locating a male subject.

As a result of the investigation, Keifer Lewis, a 24-year-old male from Serpent River First Nation was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break, enter a place - commit indictable offence, contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC

He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on July 11, 2019.