Two men charged after North Grenville break-in; numerous break-ins connected to one accused

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KEMPTVILLE — An alleged break-and-enter spree came to an end in North Grenville Jan. 4 when police arrested two 20-year-old men in connection with breaking into a Buker Rd. address. The duo were apprehended after a resident spotted them outside his neighbour’s property and called in the suspicious activity.

Grenville County OPP say an investigation turned up involvement in numerous other break-and-enters in the region.  A Jan. 5 search warrant executed on Morisset Ave., Ottawa, recovered stolen property originating in the Kemptville, Lanark and Ottawa areas.

According to the detachment, Kaizen Ritch, 20, of Ottawa and Hencock Kidane, 20, of North York, are both facing Criminal Code charges.

Ritch is charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (numerous counts);
  • Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime (numerous counts);
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, under $5000;
  • Break and enter (numerous counts);
  • Possession of break and enter instruments;
  • Possession of marijuana over 30 grams;
  • Fail to comply with recognizance (two counts).

Kidane is charged with:

  • Break and Enter;
  • Possession of break and enter instruments.

Ritch remains in custody and is due Jan. 16 in Perth court. Kidane was released Jan. 4 on a Promise to Appear Feb. 7 in Kemptville court.

Police say an investigation remains ongoing.

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