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Police hope arrest ends run of Fort Prov break-and-enters

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Police in Fort Providence say the arrest of a man related to a break-and-enter may mean a recent run of property crime in the community is over.

Acting on tips from the public, RCMP identified three suspects following a reported break-and-enter in Fort Providence on Thursday morning.

"This information led to RCMP obtaining a search warrant for a residence of one of the alleged suspects," said police in a news release on Friday.

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"Officers recovered all of the reported stolen property from the searched residence and one male was arrested. The stolen property included home electronics and tools with an estimated value of over $1,000."

Police have not released the name of the individual arrested as charges have not yet been sworn.

"The investigation is ongoing and further charges are being explored," said RCMP.

Police said the community has suffered "a significant number of break-and-enter reports" over the past year, adding they hope "the results of this investigation will show a decline in these types of incidents."

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Detachment commander Cpl Jordan Forman said: "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 victims of this recent crime."