Woman’s House Violently Broken Into. Man Arrested, Released.


(FORT FRANCES, ON) – On November 23rd, 2019, Officers with the Fort Frances detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)  responded to a call regarding a break and enter and an unwanted male. Police arrived to the home and arrested 54-year-old Marvin Fering.

Police investigation revealed that a suspect had showed up at the woman’s house, was bashing on the windows and door before finally forcing entry into the home through a door. The door frame and door were damaged during this incident. Upon entering the home, the male suspect found a female and started to argue with her. She managed to call 911 for help.


Fering appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call while in police custody at the Fort Frances OPP detachment. Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbons was presiding along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy. Fering is facing the following charges:

  • Break and enter and did commit mischief.

Further, Fering is also being charged with mischief involving the same female from an incident in June of 2017.

The Crown is willing to consent to the release of Fering today under a recognizance of bail in the amount of $100, non-deposit, no-surety. The proposed conditions are:

  • Reside in Couchiching First Nation in the 200 block of B Maivaille Road.
  • Not to contact the female alleged victim.
  • Not to be within 100 meters of anywhere the alleged victim works, lives, goes to school or otherwise is.
  • Not to attend the home where the break and enter happened.
  • Not to possess any weapons.

Fering agrees to the proposed conditions and is granted release from police custody today. He is scheduled to appear in a Fort Frances courtroom on December 23rd, 2019 to begin answering to the charges.


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