On February 12, 2018 at approximately 8 p.m., patrol officers from the Timmins Police Service responded to a call regarding a possible dispute at a residence in South Porcupine. When officers arrived on scene, an individual barricaded himself inside the residence. Police received information that the individual involved may have a weapon.
The scene was secured by officers and the Timmins Police Service’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the scene at approximately 11 p.m. At approximately 2:35 a.m., members of the ERT gained access to the residence and the suspect was safely apprehended under the Mental Health Act.
As a result of the incident, a 20 year-old Timmins resident faces charges of:
- Mischief under $5000;
- Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm; and
- Breach of probation
The accused’s name cannot be published for privacy reasons, as the incident involved a Mental Health Act apprehension.