Traffic stop leads to criminal charges

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A large quantity of stolen property, as well as illegal street drugs, was found during a traffic stop on Highway 21 just before midnight on Dec. 17.

The South-Bruce OPP said officers on patrol along Highway 21 in Bruce Twp. stopped a grey Ford pick-up truck. In the back of the truck, police found the stolen property. In the front of the truck, they found drugs.

Three men are facing numerous charges. South-Bruce OPP Cst. Kevin Martin said Friday the arrests were not related to the rash of recent break-ins in downtown Kincardine.

A 27-year-old from French River was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, mischief and possession of a controlled substance. A second 27-year-old from French River was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, mischief and possession of a controlled substance. The third man, a 22-year-old from Sudbury, was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, mischief and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

All three were held in custody pending the results of a show cause hearing that had been scheduled for Dec. 18.

Martin said the South-Bruce OPP continues to investigate the break-ins that occurred in the downtown core of town recently, and is hopeful police are able to close the case sooner, rather than later.