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MNRF Conservation Officers spot two men towing boats, crate of tools and so much more

The two face slew of charges under Canada Shipping Act, Public Lands Act and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act in addition to criminal charges
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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LAUGHREN TOWNSHIP - On Oct. 18, 2018, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police and Conservation Officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) began a joint investigation into a break and enter that occurred on Maskuti Lake (off of Hinkler Road) within Laughren Township.

A joint investigation determined that two males were on North Maskuti Lake and were observed by MNRF Conservation Officers towing two aluminum boats, a crate of tools and other camping/household items that were stolen from a camp on North Maskuti Lake. The stolen property was seized and turned over the OPP.

As a result of the investigation, Steven Burgess (51) years of age from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with: Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Joseph Horton, 61 years of age from North Bay, Ontario was charged with: Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The two accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on March 7, 2019.

MNRF Conservation Officers charged the two men with multiple offences under the Canada Shipping Act, Public Lands Act and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

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