After what police are calling “an extensive search” for the suspect in a break and enter case, that suspect – a male from Seeley’s Bay – has been located, arrested, and charged, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
On the morning of Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, police were called just before 6 a.m. to a “large commercial property” on Ramsay Concession 8 in Mississippi Mills, according to the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP. Police were told that a break and enter had just occurred at the property. Responding officers requested the assistance of the OPP Canine Unit in searching the large property, including the main building and surrounding area of the property, police said in press release on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.
“After an extensive search lasting several hours the Canine officer and Lanark County Detachment members located and arrested a male subject,” the OPP said.
As a result, Tyler Harpell, 37, of Seeley’s Bay has been charged with breaking and entering with the “intent to commit an indictable offence.”
In response to inquiries from Kingston’s, Const. Joseph Tereschuk, Media Relations Officer for the Lanark County OPP Detachment in Carleton Place said that police could not give more details on whether or not any items were stolen from the property, nor the value of any items that may have been stolen.
“The break and enter charge only requires the intent to commit an offence,” Tereschuk explained.
Police said Harpell was later released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth in late September 2022. Both Seeley’s Bay and Mississippi Mills are within Lanark County, with Seeley’s Bay just a short drive northeast of Kingston, and located just outside of the South Frontenac Township boundaries.