Police lay charges after being provided false name

On August 22, 2017, at approximately 7:50 p.m., police received a call regarding a suspicious person in the downtown area. Officers arrived on scene and located the individual in question. Upon speaking to the individual, officers were provided a false name. Further investigation by police revealed the true identity of the individual. Investigation also revealed that he was bound by a Recognizance of Bail with several conditions which were allegedly being breached. He was also bound by a Probation order with conditions to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.

The individual was placed under arrest and transported to the Timmins Police Service. While conducting a routine search, police located a quantity of controlled substances in the possession of the accused.

As a result of this incident, Tristan STEPHEN, 20, of North Bay faces charges including Identity Fraud, Possession of a Schedule I Substance, Breach of Recognizance (x3), and Breach of Probation (x2). He was held in custody pending a bail hearing set for today, August 23, 2017.