A man accused of breaking into a former Schumacher tavern Friday morning was located and detained by the building owner until police arrived.
A Timmins man faces numerous break-in related offenses in connection with this incident.
The Timmins Police Service responded to a call for service where a person had forcibly gained entry into the storage room of the building and proceeded to collect a number of items found in that area.
The suspect was located and detained by the owner who awaited the police to arrive.
During the arrest procedure, the suspect provided a false name to the officers, according to the Timmins Police Service.
As a result of the incident, John Wesley, 26, of Timmins, has been charged with: Break and Enter with Intent to Commit an Offense, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Break-in Instruments, Personation With Intent to Mislead, and Fail to Comply with Release Order.
All of these are Criminal Code of Canada offenses.
Wesley was held in police custody over the weekend and had a scheduled bail hearing in Timmins provincial court Monday.
Assault, threatening charges laid
A Timmins man faces assault and threatening charges following a mid-morning disturbance that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 18 at a MacLean Drive residence.
The matter was reported to the Timmins Police Service a day later where it is alleged a man entered into a verbal dispute with a woman in the residence. The incident escalated to the point where the suspect uttered threats to the victim, according to police.
The responding Timmins Police officers were able to identify, locate, and arrest the male suspect on Feb. 19th.
As a result, Ronald Laferriere, 57, of Timmins has been charged with Assault, and two counts of Uttering Threats — both Criminal Code of Canada offenses.
Laferriere was released on strict conditions following a bail hearing in Timmins provincial court. One of the conditions is that he attend Timmins provincial court for his nexts appearance on March 9
Arrested again for breach of release conditions
A Timmins man, who was subject to court-ordered conditions after being released following recent criminal charges, has been arrested again for allegedly breaching those conditions.
Steve Lamothe, 39, of Timmins is charged with Resisting a Police Officer and two counts of Failing to Comply with Release Order — all contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
These charges stem from an incident in which the Timmins Police Service responded to a complaint regarding a man who attended a Spruce Street South residential address and was communicating with a female person during the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 21st.
The responding Timmins Police officers determined the suspect was acting in direct violation of strict conditions imposed upon him by the provincial court in Timmins.
According to police, “The subject was actively resistant during the arrest that followed but was eventually taken into custody.”
Lamothe was being held in police custody awaiting a bail hearing in Timmins provincial court on Monday.
Disturbance draws police to find ‘wanted’ man
A Timmins man who was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant was taken into custody by the Timmins Police Service on Saturday.
While attending at a call for service regarding a disturbance between two males at a Cedar Street North address, a Timmins Police Service officer recognized one of the men involved as being a “wanted person” named in a current arrest warrant held by TPS.
Once the validity of the warrant was confirmed, Kerry Quachegan, 34, of Timmins was arrested by the Timmins Police Service.
Quachegan was subsequently released on bail with strict conditions including having to attend Timmins provincial court on March 3rd to answer to the charges stemming from a previous incident which triggered the arrest warrant being issued in the first place.
Nine sledders charged
In response to a number of complaints received from property owners who reside close to the snowmobile trail system, the Timmins Police Service continues to patrol the trail areas, focusing on operators who persist in using modified or altered exhaust systems.
Officers with the Timmins Police Service conducted compliance patrols on the trail system and at other key areas of concern in South Porcupine on Friday.
As a result of this initiative, nine snowmobilers were found to be in violation of section 18(2) of the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act – Drive Vehicle While Having Component or Device Removed or Modified.
One snowmobile operator was found to be in violation of 2.1(4) – Fail to Display Evidence of Trail Pass of the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act.
Each of these interactions resulted in the issuance of an Offence Notice for the violations outlined by statute which carries an appropriate monetary fine in place to promote compliance.
An additional 32 snowmachines were stopped and found to be in full compliance with the applicable statutes and motorized snow vehicle regulations.