Rabbits, chickens killed during northern Ontario break-in: police

Police in northern Ontario have charged a man with animal cruelty after they say several chickens and rabbits were killed during a break-in earlier this month.

A homeowner from Balmertown, Ont., about 154 km northeast of Kenora, told Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) the animals were killed during a break-in on his property Feb. 5.

Police announced an arrest in the case Wednesday.

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Joey Wilkins, 23, of Balmertown, is charged with killing animals, cruelty to animals, break and enter, and mischief to property.

Wilkins was released on a promise to appear in court in Kenora on March 18.

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