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Fort Frances break and enter leads to charges

Fort Frances resident faces break and enter charges following an investigation.
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FORT FRANCES – A 33-year-old Fort Frances resident is facing charges following a break and enter investigation.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, an individual broke a window to gain access to a building on Second Street East on Sunday around 5 a.m.

Police say the individual took lottery tickets, cigarettes, cash and some other items.

As a result of the investigation, Michael Douglas Cochrane, 33, of Fort Frances has been charged with two counts of break and enter and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

The OPP is requesting anyone with information about this occurrence contact the OPP 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at:  where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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