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OFF-DUTY TIMMINS POLICE OFFICER TAKES AGGRESSIVE SHOPLIFTER INTO CUSTODY

The Timmins Police Service has charged a local person with theft related offences stemming from an incident that occurred on Saturday, May 14th at an Algonquin Blvd grocery store in Timmins.

An off-duty Timmins Police Service officer was in the grocery store when he observed a male subject concealing grocery items on his person.

The off-duty officer confronted the subject and suggested that he return the items.

The subject opted to assault the off-duty officer.

The male subject was eventually taken into police custody at the scene with the assistance of responding Timmins Police officers

The stolen merchandise was recovered.

As a result of the incident, Bobby WESLEY, 31, of Timmins, has been charged with:

– Theft Under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Assault contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

WESLEY remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.