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Arrest made in M’Chigeeng Home Invasion

On Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at approximately 5:00 AM the UCCM Anishnaabe Police were called to investigate a reported home invasion on the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Police learned that a lone male suspect entered the residence while two occupants were asleep. The suspect then confronted one of the occupants and with a knife made demands for money. The female victim had a conversation with the suspect and during that conversation managed to escape. The second male occupant of the home was alerted by the female victim and both fled the residence and police were called.

Based on the information provided, police immediately began looking for a male suspect described as a First Nations male, wearing a black jacket with a hoodie, dark hair with a pony tail. The initial search took place with the assistance of the Manitoulin Island Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Unit and Ontario Provincial Police K-9 Unit.

On the Thursday, January 12th, 2012 the UCCM Anishnaabe Police located and arrested 24 year old Lucas Jamie Francis CORBIERE of M’Chigeeng First Nation. The accused remains in police custody pending a bail hearing in Gore Bay on January, 13 2012 for charges of Assault with a weapon 267(1) (a) cc, Break and Committing 348(1) (b) cc, Extortion 346(1) cc, Robbery 344cc, Breach of Probation 733.1(1) cc, and Uttering Threats 264.1(1).

At the time of the arrest the UCCM Anishnaabe Police found a small quantity of prescription drugs and marijuana on the accused which resulted in an additional charge of possession 4(1) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police are reminding the public to keep their residence doors and windows locked particularly at night. Always know who is at the door before opening it and to report suspicious vehicles and people to police.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the UCCM Anishnaabe Police at 1-888-377-7135 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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