MORRIS – On Sunday, January 14, 2018, at approximately 9:30 pm, officers from the Morris RCMP Detachment were alerted to a suspicious person walking down a back lane who was carrying a wide variety of items.
Officers made a patrol and located a female matching the description provided to police. The 42-year-old female provided a false name to officers as well as a reason for carrying the items in her possession. She was released without arrest.
Officers then followed-up on the story she provided and began to investigate the area where she was last seen. Information was then obtained that the property had in fact been stolen and they were able to establish her real identity.
The investigation led to the granting of a Search Warrant at a residence located on McMillan Street in Morris. The results of the search warrant provided evidence on several unsolved break and enter crimes in the area.
RCMP have arrested and charged 42-year-old Jolene O’Bara with two counts of Possession of Property by Crime, two counts of Trafficking in Property by Crime, Identity Fraud, Theft Under, Mischief Under, Trespass at Night, Obstructing Justice, Resisting Arrest, and Failing to Comply with Probation. She was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Winnipeg on Monday, January 22.
Morris continuestinue to investigate.