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TIMMINS POLICE ARREST TWO LOCAL YOUTHS RUMMAGING THROUGH VEHICLES

The Timmins Police Service has charged two local young persons with theft related offences stemming from a series of incidents that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday June 18th in the Connaught Hill area of South Porcupine.

Timmins Police Service officers responded to a call for service regarding suspicious persons lurking in the neighborhood.

Based on the investigation, the responding Timmins Police officers determined that a number of parked vehicles were being rummaged through by two young male persons.

In one instance a wallet and set of binoculars were taken from one insecure vehicle.

The Timmins Police were able to successfully identify, locate, and arrest two male young persons in the Summer Avenue area and recover stolen property taken from a vehicle.

As a result of the incident, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, who cannot be named in keeping with statutory requirements, have been charged respectively with:

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

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

– Fail to Comply with Sentence contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

– Trespass at Night contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The 17-year-old is further charged with:

–       Obstruct Police Officer contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

–       And additional count of Fail to Comply with Sentence contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Both accused persons remain in police custody awaiting bail hearings slated for today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against them.