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Sault Ste. Marie Police Beat

The following news release is posted unedited and exactly as issued to by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Services. All parties mentioned herein are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Please direct any issues with its content to the issuing organization.

Friday, March 27, 2015

On March 26, 2015, city police responded to a shoplifting call at Rome’s, 44 Great Northern Road. It is alleged that the accused Brodie Robert Barnes, age 25 of Borron Avenue, went to the meat department and concealed 2 steaks on his person and left the store without attempting to pay. The accused was apprehended by a loss prevention officer. Police continued the arrest and charged the accused with theft under $5,000. The accused is scheduled to appear in court on April 27, 2015 at 9 a.m.

On March 27, 2015, at approximately 1 a.m., city police were in the area of Spruce Street regarding a possible break and enter in progress. Police observed a vehicle and pulled it over on St. George’s Avenue. The driver had signs of driving under the influence of alcohol. A road side demand was requested by officers and after several attempts to gain a suitable sample of the male’s breath he was arrested for failing to provide a breath sample. The accused William Kingston, age 48 of Queen Street West was released at the scene and is scheduled to appear in court on April 27, 2015 at 9 a.m.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers’ website at or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.

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