On February 20, 2018, officers on general patrol responded to a report of a theft at a local grocery store. Information received by police indicated that a male suspect had allegedly taken a quantity of food items and left without paying for the items. A short time later, when confronted by staff, the accused allegedly brandished a weapon. The suspect fled on foot and was located by police following a search of the area.
As a result of the incident, Michael Patrick LAPORTE, 26, of Timmins faces charges of:
- Theft under $5000
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
- Assault with a weapon X3
- Breach of probation
The accused appeared in bail court on February 21, where he was released on an Undertaking with a future court date of March 20, 2018.