Three charged following Christmas break-in

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Three people accused of breaking into a vacant house on Christmas morning have been charged after OPP found a stolen vehicle.

Lambton OPP said officers were called about a break and enter at a residence on Smith Line in St. Clair Township on December 25, 2021.

Police said a vehicle, previously reported stolen to Lambton OPP, was found during its investigation.

A 26-year-old Wallaceburg resident, a 29-year-old Wallaceburg resident, and a 31-year-old resident of Walpole Island First Nation were charged with break and enter at a dwelling, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The 29-year-old was also charged with failure to comply with a release order.

While two of the accused have been held in custody, the Walpole Island resident was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.