OPP have now made an arrest of a Kapuskasing man on multiple charges including breaking and entering in relation to a hold and secure issued this week.

The James Bay Detachments of the OPP were alerted on Tuesday morning at 9:15am of a break and enter on Borden Avenue in Kapuskasing.

Police investigation led to the arrest of a 30-year-old local man on four charges, including one charge of breaking and entering to steal a firearm, a count of breaking and entering with intent to commit harm, one charge of careless storage of a firearm and one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm. All firearms have been recovered by police.

Provincial Constable Stephanie Belec says the arrest was in relation to the hold and secure situation that took place at multiple Kapuskasing schools Tuesday morning.

Belec says that public safety is a priority and the OPP takes the necessary steps to keep the community safe.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Cochrane court on October 5th.




OPP are in the midst of an investigation following several schools being put under hold and secure.

All schools within the Kapuskasing community had to assume a hold and secure type situation Tuesday morning.

Provincial Constable Stephanie Belec says the OPP responded to a potential threat in the Kapuskasing area and shortly after they recommended all schools go under a hold and secure procedure, forcing students and staff to remain inside the school.

Belec says the recommendation was made due to an ongoing situation outside of, but not related to the school in any way.

Currently the OPP are still in the midst of an investigation into the matter.