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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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On April 14, 2014, a male attended a Great Northern Road business and is alleged to have removed a reciprocating saw from its box, hide it in his waistband and walk out of the store without paying for it. He is also alleged to have stolen some metal brackets from the same store on an earlier occasion. Charged with theft x2 is Ronald Arthurs (age 52) of Chicora Cresent. He will be appearing in court on May 12, 2014, at 9 a.m.

On April 15, 2014, a male entered a local grocery store where it is alleged he stole $250 in meat. He exited the store without paying for the groceries where he was stopped and detained by security staff. It is further alleged the man then tried to use stolen identification to pass himself off as someone he was not. His true identity was discovered. Charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property and breach of probation is Gordon Robert Petts (age 53) of Edinburgh Street. He will be appearing in bail court on April 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 or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.
Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply.


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