The Timmins Police Service has investigated a disturbance that occurred during the late afternoon hours of Thursday May 5th at a Columbus Avenue address where an 18-year-old male person was assaulted.

The Timmins Police Service responded to a report of an assault where a person who was acting on behalf of a new landlord served documents on an occupant of the building.

Upon being served with the document, the suspect then proceeded to physically assault the   18-year -old by pushing him repeatedly.

The Timmins Police located and arrested the suspect the following day.

In the course of being arrested, the male suspect became demonstrably aggressive and entered into a physical dispute with the police officer.

The suspect was eventually arrested despite continued attempts to resist being taken into police custody.

As a result, John FORTIN, 57, of Timmins has been charged with:

  • Assault
  • Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused remains in police custody for the purposes of a bail hearing slated for today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.

The 18-year-old male declined any medical treatment.