The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man and woman with assault related Criminal Code offences stemming from a set of incidents that occurred over the weekend.

The Timmins Police Service responded to a disturbance at the rear portion of an Algonquin Blvd retail property where a 37 year old male person had been physically assaulted by a male and female suspect in a physical altercation.

The investigation revealed that an argument between the three, that occurred during the early evening hours of Saturday, March 27th, escalated to the point where the suspects engaged in an assault upon the victim resulting in injury that required medical attention.

The assaulted man sustained facial injury during the altercation and was transported to Timmins and District Hospital by responding EMS paramedics.

The suspects were identified, located, and arrested by the Timmins Police Service.

Based on the outcome of the investigation into the incident, Laura KAPASHESIT, 54, and Robert TOMAGATICK, 49, of Timmins have been charged respectively with:

–       Assault Cause Bodily Harm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

TOMAGATICK is further charged with additional counts of:

–       Assault Cause Bodily Harm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

–       Fail To Comply with Undertaking contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

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

KAPASHESIT has been released on the strength of an Undertaking compelling her to attend at Provincial Court on May 11th to answer to the charge laid against her.

A second incident that occurred on Friday March 26th was investigated by the Timmins Police where it was determined that TOMAGATICK had assaulted a 57 year old male person in an area adjacent to a Spruce Street South parking lot.

In this instance, a 57 year old male victim was assaulted from behind resulting in a severe hip injury requiring that he be transported to hospital by ambulance to receive medical treatment.

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