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Masked suspect in northern Ont. tries to steal from police officer’s garage

An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser is seen in this file photo. (File) An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser is seen in this file photo. (File)
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An off-duty Ontario Provincial Police officer in Cochrane arrested a masked individual trying to enter the officer’s garage earlier this month.

The incident took place May 10 around 8 p.m. James Bay OPP arrived and completed the arrest.

“During a search found break-in tools on the suspect,” police said in a post on social media.

The 30-year-old suspect from Cochrane has been charged with break and enter, failing to comply with probation, possession of break-in tools and disguise with intent.

The suspect remains in custody.

“Always lock your doors of your residence and vehicles to deter would-be criminals an easy opportunity to take your belongings,” police said.

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