Man arrested, stolen property recovered in Fort Providence, say RCMP


Fort Providence RCMP say they’re hopeful the recent recovery of stolen items and the arrest of a suspect will put a dent in a rash of break-ins the community has grappled with in the last year.

After responding to a report of an in-progress break and enter at a residential address in the community around 8 a.m. yesterday, Mounties were notified by a members of the public of three suspects seen leaving the residence.

An investigation was launched, and based on descriptions of one woman and two male suspects provided to police by the public, RCMP were led to residence in the community.

Mounties obtained a warrant and searched the home. Inside, over $1,000 in stolen property, including home electronics and tools, were seized and recovered, say police.

One male was arrested, and an investigation is ongoing, with “further charges” being explored by RCMP.

“At this time, none of the charges have been sworn, so the name of the accused cannot be released,” states RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon in the release.

“Fort Providence has experienced a significant number of break and enter reports over the last year and are hopeful that the results of this investigation will show a decline in these types of incidents,” she wrote.

“Property crime is not a victimless crime. The items stolen belong to someone and may have more important meaning than just the dollar value of the object. We are thankful we were able to retrieve the stolen property and provide some comfort to the victim(s) of this recent crime” stated Cpl Jordan Forman, Fort Providence RCMP Detachment Commander.

Fort Providence RCMP thanked the community for aiding in the recovering of the stolen property.

Police ask anyone with information about this, or other crimes or suspicious activities in the Fort Providence area, please contact the Fort Providence RCMP at 867-699-1111 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, click on “submit a web tip”, or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

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