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TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE CHARGE LOCAL MAN WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with Attempted Murder stemming from an incident which occurred in a residence in the north end of the city on Tuesday, February 12th.

The Timmins Police Service was advised of the incident and a comprehensive investigation was undertaken by the Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit.

During the course of the investigation, additional previous incidents of a criminal nature were identified to the police resulting in further intensive investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Richard FORGET, 59, of Timmins, was arrested by the Timmins Police Service on Thursday, April 4th.

He has been charged with:

  • Attempt Murder contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • 2 counts of Assault contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Sexual Assault contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Forcible Confinement contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was held in custody for the purposes of a bail hearing held on Monday April 8th .

At the bail hearing, he was released from police custody and is required to attend Provincial Court on April 16th to answer to the charges laid against him.

While charges have been laid against the accused, the investigation into these matters is ongoing and anyone with relevant information is asked to call the Timmins Police Service at 705-264-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477