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The Timmins Police Service has charged two local persons with Break and Enter related offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the late afternoon hours of Monday, May 9th at a rural residence on Connaught Road in Timmins.

The Timmins Police Service responded to a call for service where an observant and concerned citizen reported that two persons had been observed trespassing on private property.

Through Investigation, the Timmins Police was able to determine that the suspects had gained entry into a mobile home residence located on Connaught Road and were in the midst of fleeing with a stolen television set when police arrived on the scene.

The stolen item has been recovered by the Timmins Police Service.

Both suspects were located at the scene and were arrested and taken into police custody.

As a result of the incident, Leo COTE, 29, and Natalie PILON, 33, both of Timmins, have been charged with:

– Break and Enter with Intent contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada                                                  – Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

COTE has been charged with an additional count of Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Both suspects remain in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against them.

The crucial aspect of this investigation and its successful outcome is based primarily on the fact that suspicious activity was reported to the police without delay or hesitation.  From a public safety perspective, it is important that responsible citizens report any and all suspicious activity, no matter how minor, directly to the police via 9-1-1 without delay for further investigation.