Charges for South Dundas man implicated in theft of firearms in North Grenville

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SOUTH DUNDAS — A South Dundas man faces multiple Criminal Code charges in connection with a break and enter in which several firearms were stolen from a Municipality of North Grenville location last month.

Following a police investigation, OPP Community Street Crime units from two Eastern Ontario detachments teamed up March 26 to execute a search warrant at a South Dundas residence, where stolen property was recovered, including several firearms. The OPP East Region Tactics and Rescue Unit also took part in the raid occurring shortly after 9 a.m.

Police consequently report the arrest of South Dundas resident Randy Froats, 26. He’s charged with the Criminal Code offences of:

• Careless use of a firearm (five counts)

• Unauthorized possession a of firearm (five counts)

• Possession of a prohibited weapon, device, or ammunition

• Possession contrary to order

•  Break and enter, with intent to commit indictable offence

• Fail to comply with Probation Order

The accused was held for a video bail hearing on March 27.

Police say their investigation is still ongoing and that anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit tips online at Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn a cash reward.

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