EAR FALLS – A pair is facing charges following a break and enter in Ear Falls early this week.
According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, police attended Coulson’s Corner Gas station on Oct. 5 at which point it was determined that 100 packages of cigarettes were stolen.
Police said during the initial investigation a suspect was identified after viewing some security footage.
On Wednesday, Red Lake and Ear Falls officers along with the Community Street Crime Unit and Northwest Region Crime unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Aspen Street.
Police recovered 60 packages of stolen cigarettes.
As a result of the investigation, Raymond Kay, 38 of Ear Falls was arrested and charged with break and enter and theft under $5,000.
Police also arrested and charged Melanie Cameron, 41, of Ear Falls with obstruct peace officer and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the North West Region Crime Unit
Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or can provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Crime Stoppers tips can also be submitted on-line at ontariocrimestoppers.ca . You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.