(KENORA, ON) โ€“ย Members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit are currently investigating the theft of police property from a marked cruiser parked at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in the City of Kenora which occurred the evening of April 26, 2018.


The investigation determined that a male gained entry to a police cruiser and stole a police rifle.ย The rifle was discharged; there are no reports of damage or injuries.ย The male was located and arrested by police.

Naiche KEESIC, 27-years-old from Kenora, Ontario has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Theft Under $5,000 contrary to section 334(b)
  • Firearm โ€“ Use While Committing Offence contrary to section 85(1)(a)
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) โ€“ 3 counts
  • Mischief Under $5000 contrary to section 430(4)
  • Careless Use of Firearm contrary to section 86(1)
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose contrary to section 88
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm contrary to section 91(1)
  • Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime contrary to section 96(a)
  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm contrary to section 95(a)
  • Break and Enter a Motor Vehicle and Steal a Firearm contrary to section 98(1)
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order contrary to section 117.01(1)

The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice inย Kenoraย on April 27, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should immediately contact the Kenora OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (807) 548-5534.ย Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.