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Local woman wanted on outstanding charges arrested for theft

She is facing a slew of serious charges
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SAULT STE. MARIE POLICE SERVICES
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On July 26, 2019 officers with the Patrol Services and Investigation Services Units of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 28-year-old Vanessa McKinnon of Albert Street West for theft.

On July 26, 2019 the accused attended a store in the 500 block of Great Northern Road, selected a piece of equipment valued at approximately $250 and left without attempting to pay.

Police were called and located the accused a short time later. At that time officers determined the accused was wanted on outstanding charges. 

In May, 2019 the accused was asked to leave a residence where she had been staying. After she left a firearm and ammunition were found in the room where she had been staying. 

She is charged with one count of theft under $5,000, two counts of careless use of a firearm, two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized. 

She was held for bail court.

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