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Police in Cochrane add to their illegal nunchuck collection

Ontario Provincial Police in Cochrane seized two nunchucks in three days, with both incidents tied to the same suspect. (OPP photo) Ontario Provincial Police in Cochrane seized two nunchucks in three days, with both incidents tied to the same suspect. (OPP photo)
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Ontario Provincial Police in Cochrane seized two nunchucks in three days, with both incidents tied to the same suspect.

The first case happened around 1 p.m. June 10, when officers patrolling on 5th Street saw someone swinging the nunchuck (or nunchaku), which is a prohibited weapon in Canada.

The weapon was seized and the 36-year-old suspect was charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon and having open liquor.

The accused was released with a court date of July 9 in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Then on June 12, just before 2:30 p.m., police received a report about shoplifting from a business on Highway 11 West in the community.

“Police located two persons a short time later in relation to the shoplifting complaint on Second Street in Cochrane,” the OPP said in a news release Thursday.

The same 36-year-old suspect was charged with theft under $5,000. The person with them, age 31, was found with a nunchuck and they were charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 23.

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