The following news release is posted unedited and exactly as issued to SooToday.com 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.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
On September 15, 2014 at approximately 11:50 p.m., city police responded to a call in the area of Henry Street. A young person, age 17, was caught by a home owner going through his vehicle. Two other neighbours from down the street heard the yelling and came to assist the home owner. It is alleged that the home owner was threatened by the young person when a knife was taken out and then the suspect went towards the two neighbours threatening to kill them. The accused fled on his bicycle but was located by police a short distance away. A description given by witness of the accused led to the arrest of the young person. The accused was also found to be in possession of a Tom Tom GPS that was taken from another vehicle in the same area of the city. The accused is charged with trespass by night, threatening death X3, assault with a weapon X3, theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime. The accused will appear in bail court on September 16, 2014 at 10 a.m.
On September 15, 2014, city police attended at a local youth facility in response to a mischief incident. A young person, age 17, allegedly damaged a television beyond repair. The accused was arrested for mischief and will appear in bail court on September 16, 2014 at 10 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 www.saultcrimestoppers.com or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.