Officers of the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the report of a possible break and enter in progress on Richmond Point Lane in Stone Mills Township at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.
According to a release from OPP, dated Tuesday, Jan, 26, 2021, a gate had been found open, along with footprints in the snow and a suspicious vehicle on the cottage road. Police arrived on scene and located an individual on private property. OPP say break in tools and stolen property, including an outboard motor, a wood splitter and chain saw were seized. The individual was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing.
L&A County OPP have charged Joel Dean, age 31, of Kingston with:
- Break and Enter;
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime;
- Possession of Break in Instruments;
- Mischief; and,
- Possession of a Schedule I substance – Methamphetamine.
The accused was held for a bail hearing and appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on January 24, 2021.