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TIMMINS POLICE CHARGE LOCAL MAN WITH BREAK AND ENTER OFFENCES

The Timmins Police Service has charged a local person with Break and Enter related offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 3rd at a Maple Street South Indigenous advocacy office.

The Timmins Police Service responded to a call for service where a suspect had forced his way into the office space and proceeded to ransack the place of business and steal a number of laptop computers, office equipment, and other items.

The suspect was positively identified located and arrested by the Timmins Police Service a short while later.

As part of their investigation, Timmins Police officers recovered:

–       a significant amount of the stolen property

–       an implement used to force entry into the place of business

–       a cell phone linked to a separate incident of theft.

As a result of the incident, John George WESLEY, 26 of Schumacher has been charged with:

– Break and Enter with Intent contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

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

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

– Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at Provincial Court in Timmins to address the charges laid against him.