The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released some details around the arrests and charging of five individuals following a serious break and enter attempt in Napanee earlier this week.
The incident involved masked suspects, weapons, an altercation, and damage to property, the OPP said in a press release on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.
According to police, at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, officers from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the OPP responded to reports of an attempted break and enter at a residential property on Dundas Street East in Greater Napanee.
“The victim advised that five people wearing masks and carrying weapons caused damage to the property, prior to fleeing the area in two different vehicles,” the OPP reported, noting that the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Napanee OPP Crime Unit, the OPP Canine Unit, the Napanee OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), the OPP Forensic Identification Services, and the Tyendinaga Police Service all assisted in the investigation.
As the investigation continued, a search warrant was executed at a residence and two vehicles in Napanee, the OPP said, though police did not disclose specifically where that home and the vehicles were located. The search warrants led to the seizure of suspected crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and over $3,300 in cash.
As a result, the following five people were arrested:
- Kayn Barry, 32, of Kingston
- Jennea Chisamore, 25, of Lyndhurst
- Jason Gilfillen, 36, of Lindsay
- Mathew Latour, 37, of Kingston
- Riley Moniz, 22, of Greater Napanee
All five of the above individuals have been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
- Disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence
- Assault with a weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Chisamore and Moniz were further charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with:
- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
Chisamore was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee at a later date, according to police. The other four individuals remain in custody pending a bail hearing.
Kingstonist asked the OPP what types of weapons were involved in the incident, but the L&A OPP had not responded by time of publication. This article will be updated if/when more information becomes available.