Fort Frances – NEWS – The OPP in Fort Frances have made an arrest in a a fairly long investigation of break and enters to cabins on Rainy Lake that happened over the summer, fall and into the early winter.
OPP report that between mid-May and mid-November 2020, the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was investigating a series of break and enters to cabins in the Big Sawbill Lake Road area as well as the Red Gut Bay area on Rainy Lake.
Police state “It is believed that the break and enters are connected”.
Members of the Rainy River District Crime Unit, Northwest Region (NWR) Forensic Identification Service (FIS), NWR Emergency Response Team (ERT), and NWR Canine have been supporting the investigation.
As a result, Lee Craig MOSLEY (41) of Fort Frances has been charged with the following offences:
- 1 count of careless storage of a firearm;
- 2 counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm;
- 3 counts of possession of prohibited device or ammunition;
- 6 counts of possess firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order;
- 2 counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00;
- 4 counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00;
- 1 count of assault;
- 1 count of possession of a controlled substance – heroin;
- 3 counts of failure to comply with release order; and
- 1 count of point firearm
More recent investigation since December 2020 have resulted in the following charges:
- 2 counts of Fail to comply with release order;
- 3 counts of Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00;
- 1 count of Possession of Heroin;
- 2 counts of possession of prohibited device or ammunition;
- 1 count of possession of break-in tools; and
- 1 count of assault police officer.
Lee Craig MOSLEY is currently held for bail
This investigation is ongoing and members of the public who may have any information regarding the break and enters, or the trafficking of stolen goods is urged to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous information can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
None of the charges have been proven in a court of law. All suspects and accused are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.