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Police seeking information about theft from camp on Morton Lake

Thieves made off with nearly $10,000 of stolen property

On June 26, at 5:30 p.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the OPP responded to a report of a break, enter and theft at a camp located in a remote area (35 km north of Capreol) on Morton Lake, Roberts Township.

Investigation revealed, on June 23, between the hours of 6:25 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., two male suspects utilized their blue Jeep Patriot vehicle (plates removed) to ram a steel gate in order to gain access on the property. 

The culprits then forced their way into several buildings and stole numerous items.

The stolen property includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Champion 4000 Watt generator, yellow
  • Makita compound sliding mitre saw, blue, 10 inch blade
  • Delta belt drive mitre saw, silver, 10 inch blade
  • Champion 6.5 horsepower (hp), gas powered water pump, yellow
  • 1971 Johnson outboard motor, 6hp, green and white cowling
  • Minn Kota trolling motor, 40 pound thrust, black, with tiller
  • Honeywell fan, black (new in plastic)
  • Mastercraft grinder, blue, 4 inch grinder
  • Mastercraft, 18 volt, cordless drill, in orange case containing drill bits
  • 100 feet extension cord, yellow, 12/3 gauge
  • Extension cord, orange, on a plastic reel
  • Beige & yellow flip style tote containing men's hunting boots - size 11
  • Yanes, portable 2-burner camping stove, blue
  • Grey Plano tackle box and denim bag containing numerous fishing equipment (lures, jigs, knife etc.)
  • Shimano, 4000 series, fishing rod, 6.5 feet, with casting reel
  • Twelve Econobear, 330, bear traps

The value of the stolen property is estimated to be $10,000.

The suspects made efforts to conceal their faces and wore gloves but were captured on surveillance cameras. Officers are seeking the public's assistance to identify the male suspects or the vehicle.

Evidence has been collected from the scene and the investigation is continuing.    

Anyone with information regarding this break, enter and theft, is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.  

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.